SpringerBriefs in Policing

Education Level and Police Use of Force

The Impact of a College Degree

Authors: Vespucci, John

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  • Analyzes the association between college education and the level of force used by police during arrests
  • Presents a timely perspective on the policing profession and approaches to arrest situations
  • A useful resource for researchers of policing and those involved with police training
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This brief presents a study addressing the impact of a college degree upon officer use of force. The average American municipal police academy only requires 26 weeks of training, despite previous studies showing overwhelming support that college educated police officers apply more discretion in their use of force than officers without a college degree. Taking into account contemporary public/police conflicts and how American perceptions of police are based largely on officer use of force, this study offers a more current perspective on the profession’s changing dynamic over the past decade.  

With data gathered from over 400 officers from 143 distinct municipal police agencies in 6 American states, the study examines the association between a college education and the level of force used to gain compliance during arrest situations, and notes discrepancies between previously studied factors and contextual variables. This brief will be useful for researchers of policing and for those involved with police training.

About the authors

John Vespucci, PhD, is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Faculty Associate at Arizona State University, School of Criminal Justice and a police officer in New York State for the past 24 years.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Education Level and Police Use of Force
Book Subtitle
The Impact of a College Degree
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Policing
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-42795-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-42795-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-42794-8
Series ISSN
2194-6213
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 56
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