This paper will discuss the different use of police force.

The type of weapon used is an important factor in an officer's decision to use deadly force, but it is not the only factor. To a police officer, deadly force is deadly force, whether the subject is wielding a knife, an ax, a gun or even a baseball bat. All of these have the potential to take a life or cause great bodily harm. Instead, to be justified in employing deadly force, officers must be able to articulate that the suspect had the apparent ability, opportunity and reasonably perceived intent to commit an act likely to cause death or great bodily harm.

The use of force can pertain many different actions a police officer participates in.

Large-scale investigations of police units in almost every major American city have documented massive evidence of tampering, abuse of the arresting power, and discriminatory enforcement of laws....


(1999) ?Use of Force By Police: Overview of National and Local Data?.

Therefore, this paper will dig deeper into the escalation of use of force by police personnel.

Nevertheless, the everyday use of body-cameras could bring a lot of good to the police force if the videos are used correctly. The benefits of extended surveillance in providing evidence and building trust between civilians and officers could increase the police force’s abilities and authenticity. However, video cameras cannot be the only solution. There are still several flaws and limits on body cameras and their uses in everyday or even dire situations. More measures concerning specific applications need to be taken in order to help protect the civil rights and concerns of the people the police serve.


Police use of lethal force - NOCBOR



During situations in which the use of force is exercised, whether lethal or not, the police officer is faced with the ethical dilemma of how to exercise his or her discretion.

Controversial police use-of-force cases - Data Desk - …

Many countries prosecute officers who are guilty of using excessive force, but there are no direct laws to counter all forms of police brutality, as an example, police in New York pepper-sprayed 3 little children (5 month, 2 year and 4 year old) and their mother because they thought that they were trying to fare dodge a subway train, choking the 2 year old....

Nov 16, 2014 · Controversial police use-of-force cases

I will start by defining Police Discretion then briefly discuss the use of discretion in domestic disturbances, minor misdemeanors, and traffic enforcement.

What Types of Force May the Police Use? - Emroch & Kilduff

Police brutality occurs when an officer uses “extreme physical force, verbal attacks, and threats” against a person without a fair reason for doing so....