The Push for Police Reform in Pennsylvania
Recent events involving questionable police officer use of force on Black citizens have captured the attention of many Americans, resulting in numerous protests across the country. The catalyst for these acts of civil unrest and the spawn of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement include the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the fatal police shooting of Breonna Taylor in Louisville. Indeed, police reform has been a hot topic of discussion among academics, and a dominant theme in the American news and entertainment media for some time now. The goal of this project was to assess public perceptions of various types of police reform. Data were collected and analyzed from a representative sample of more the 500 Pennsylvania Residents. Results suggest that a significant portion of residents expressed the desire for reforms directed at increasing policing oversight, incorporating community-oriented policing, and demilitarizing police. Policy implications based on these findings are discussed within.
|Work Title||The Push for Police Reform in Pennsylvania|
|License||In Copyright (Rights Reserved)|
|Publication Date||March 24, 2021|
|Deposited||April 06, 2021|
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