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Arrest-Related Deaths in the United States: An Assessment of the Current Measurement

Abstract Though police-involved homicides have generated controversy and caused community disruptions and riots for many years, few efforts to systematically capture and study these events exist. The lack of research on arrest-related deaths (ARDs) is particularly troubling not only because of the consequences of these events, but also because the nature of how these deaths occur may also be changing. In particular, recent attention has shifted away from incidents where police use firearms to incidents where other less-lethal tools are used but death still occurs (e.g., TASERs). In 2000, the Federal Government sought to address this problem through the creation of the Deaths in Custody Reporting Program (DCRP), a national-level voluntary reporting s... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Borrego, Andrea Rae (Author) / White, Michael D (Advisor) / Kane, Robert (Committee member) / Fornango, Robert (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Criminology
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 49 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Criminology and Criminal Justice 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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