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Essay

Social Theory and the Street Cop: The Case of Deadly Force

Publication Date

June 2005

Author(s)

David Klinger

Abstract

One place where social theory has been lacking is in the critical area of deadly force. No decision that an officer can make is more important than the one to pull the trigger, for doing so is an exercise of the state’s supreme power–the ability to end the lives of its citizens.

Recommended Citation

Klinger, D. (2005). Social theory and the street cop: The case of deadly force. Police Foundation.