Collecting and using data on police use of force is a complex issue. The process the authors suggest applies the force factor methodology to understanding police use of force relative to suspect resistance in interactive and sequential encounters. Agencies that adopt the force factor approach will learn about their officers, supervisors, and encounters with the public they serve. Although this process is fairly complex and may be difficult to implement, it will provide important information to agencies and the public.
- citizen resistance
- excessive force
- force continuum
- police force
- resistance force comparative scale
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Sciences (miscellaneous)