April 2017

Guest Editors: John Firman, Emily Kuhn, Kirk McLean, Rachel Nessim, Joycelyn Newell, and Darryl De Sousa

With the rise in tensions between the public and the officers in their communities, law enforcement agencies have recently been reexamining their policies surrounding use of force as part of their efforts to rebuild this fractured trust and improve public safety services. This issue looks at new research about use of force, data collection efforts, policies, and the different ways the law enforcement community is working not only to define use of force, but to determine how and when it should be used.