Can supervisory style influence police officers' use-of-force behavior?
The police are formally trained to use force against individuals, and in doing so, they learn the details or differences in what is considered unnecessary and necessary force. The daily lives of American police officers have them struggling to find the appropriate ground in using the correct amount of force during their tactical duties. Use of force does not become a problem until the amount of force used becomes excessive or unnecessary. At this time, it may become a civil liability issue, which could cost a law enforcement agency a significant amount of money.
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