Date of Award
Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs (SOPA)
Ph.D. in Administration of Justice
Committee Member 1
Ihekwoaba D. Onwudiwe
Committee Member 2
Committee Member 3
Overuse of Force, Paramilitary Units, Police Brutality, Police Militarization, Police Shootings, SWAT
The role of the police is to maintain social order and safety through the enforcement of law. They investigate, prevent, and detect criminal activity. However, the problem with police protection today is overuse of force which often comes through the term militarism regarding agency tenets and dogma. Also, social media has focused on police overuse of force, exacerbating race riots and retaliatory police killings. Because of this, police reform has become a significant concern, not only in the United States but also abroad. The methodological approach for this dissertation is a quantitative analysis, data used is secondary, statistical procedure is chi square (cross tabulation) and multiple linear regression. This dissertation’s expected findings are to answer whether there is a statistically significant difference in police overuse of force by race and geographic areas; is there a relationship between DHS 1033 Program and violent crimes and property crimes; how accurately can a DHS 1033 Program index be predicted from a linear combination of crime rates?
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Burnett, Ronald R., "Police Militarization And Overuse of Force: An Analysis of the Efficacy of Paramilitary Units And Society" (2022). Dissertations (2016-Present). 5.