Characteristics Of A Police Officer Essay

1534 WordsDec 15, 20167 Pages
Methodology Hypothesis: The purpose of the proposed research is to determine what characteristics exists in a Police Officer that may lead to both the most and least amount of force used in police-citizen interactions where force may be required. In order to come to a logical conclusion, the question asked must be explored from a couple different angles. First, do Police Officer demographics have a general impact on the amount of force used while on duty i.e. characteristics like race and gender? Second, does the exposure or completion of a college degree have an impact on the amount of force used while on duty? As this topic remains relevant to modern day society and exists continuously in various news outlets and other media sources, society has formed its own narrative concerning a relationship between Police Officer characteristics and the use of force. For the purpose of this research, I have developed four hypothesis and three null hypothesis. The hypotheses for the connection between Police Officer characteristics and the use of force are as follows: 1. Male Police Officers are more likely to use force than Female Officers. 2. College Educated Police Officers are less likely to resort to the use of force than non-educated Police officers. 3. Male Minority Officers are more likely to use deadly force against citizens of any race than Male White Officers. 4. College Educated Police Officers are less like to be involved in deadly force situations than Non-Educated
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