Edwin E. Hamilton
Kellie A. Bryant
Are police abuses inevitable in our efforts to control crime? What are police officers’ views on the code of silence, whistle blowing, and the ways in which race or class influence police behavior? What are effective means of preventing abuse of authority by police? This report provides a nationwide portrait of what America’s police officers think about these and other important questions of abuse of police authority.
Weisburd, D., Greenspan, R., Hamilton, E. E., Bryant, K. A., & Williams, H. (2001). The abuse of police authority: A national study of police officers’ attitudes. National Policing Institute. https://www.policinginstitute.org/publication/the-abuse-of-police-authority/
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