Assessing the Validity and Reliability of National Data on Citizen Complaints about Police Use of Force, 2003 and 2007 [electronic resource] / Matthew J. Hickman

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Ann Arbor, Mich. : Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2017


ICPSR ; 36042 [More in this series]
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AVAILABLE. This study is freely available to the general public.
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These data are part of the NACJD's Fast Track Release and are distributed as they were received from the data depositor. The files have been zipped by NACJD for release, but not checked or processed excepted as noted below. All direct identifiers have been removed and replaced with text enclosed in square brackets (e.g.[MASKED]). Due to the masking of select information, variables/content described in the data documentation may not actually be available as part of the collection. Users should consult the investigator(s) if further information is needed. This collection is one part of the Department of Justice's response to 42 USC 14142, a law which requires the U.S. Attorney General to 1) "acquire data about the use of excessive force by law enforcement officers" and 2) "publish an annual summary of the data." Researchers compared agency-level data reported in the 2003 (ICPSR 4411) and 2007 (ICPSR 31161) waves of the Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics (LEMAS) surveys with available external sources including publicly available reports and direct contact with agency personnel. The purpose of this study was to assess validity and reliability of the available agency-level reported data on citizen complaints about police use of force. Cf:
Title from ICPSR DDI metadata of 2017-07-03.
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Geographic coverage
United States
Funding information
United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice 2013-R2-CX-0035
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Mode of access: Intranet.
Methodology note
Large municipal police departments in the United States.
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