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Transactional Encounters, Crisis‐Driven Reform, and the Potential for a National Police Deadly Force Database

Transactional Encounters, Crisis‐Driven Reform, and the Potential for a National Police Deadly... POLICY ESSAY MICRO-EC OL OGY O F D EADL Y FORCE Transactional Encounters, Crisis-Driven Reform, and the Potential for a National Police Deadly Force Database Michael D. White A r izona S tate Univ ersit y “Recommendation 4.5: The Federal Bureau of Investigation should be directed to collect, compile and make available publicly statistics and information re- garding assaults on and shootings of civilians by police. These data should be reported and analyzed by city, circumstances, and characteristics of the parties involved.” (U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 1981) “In the absence of an authoritative national repository for data at least on fatal encounters between police and those they attempt to arrest, the unfortunate reality . . . is that public policymakers do not even know . . . whether homi- cides by American police have gone up or down since the mid-1980s.” (Geller and Scott, 1992: 49) “We still live in a society in which the best data on police use of force come to us not from the government or from scholars, but from the Washington Post.” (Fyfe, 2002: 99) “2.2.4 Action Item: Policies on use of force should also require agencies to collect, maintain, and report data http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Criminology and Public Policy Wiley

Transactional Encounters, Crisis‐Driven Reform, and the Potential for a National Police Deadly Force Database

Criminology and Public Policy , Volume 15 (1) – Feb 1, 2016

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POLICY ESSAY MICRO-EC OL OGY O F D EADL Y FORCE Transactional Encounters, Crisis-Driven Reform, and the Potential for a National Police Deadly Force Database Michael D. White A r izona S tate Univ ersit y “Recommendation 4.5: The Federal Bureau of Investigation should be directed to collect, compile and make available publicly statistics and information re- garding assaults on and shootings of civilians by police. These data should be reported and analyzed by city, circumstances, and characteristics of the parties involved.” (U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 1981) “In the absence of an authoritative national repository for data at least on fatal encounters between police and those they attempt to arrest, the unfortunate reality . . . is that public policymakers do not even know . . . whether homi- cides by American police have gone up or down since the mid-1980s.” (Geller and Scott, 1992: 49) “We still live in a society in which the best data on police use of force come to us not from the government or from scholars, but from the Washington Post.” (Fyfe, 2002: 99) “2.2.4 Action Item: Policies on use of force should also require agencies to collect, maintain, and report data

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