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Joel Garner, Criminology & Criminal Justice, co-authored a research paper, "Progress Toward National Estimates of Police Use of Force," published in the journal PLOS One. The study builds on three decades of effort to produce national estimates of the amo
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Posted: October 22, 2018

Joel Garner, Criminology & Criminal Justice, co-authored a research paper, "Progress Toward National Estimates of Police Use of Force," published in the journal PLOS One. The study builds on three decades of effort to produce national estimates of the amount and rate of force used by law enforcement officers in the U.S. Prior efforts to produce national estimates have suffered from poor and inconsistent measurements of force, small and unrepresentative samples, low survey and/or item response rates, and disparate reporting of rates of force. The present study employs data from a nationally representative survey of state and local law enforcement agencies that has a high survey response rate as well as a relatively high rate of reporting uses of force.