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What Counts as Police Violence? A Case Study of Data in the CATO Institute’s Police Misconduct Reporting Project.

Feigenbaum, A. and Weissmann, D.G.B., 2020. What Counts as Police Violence? A Case Study of Data in the CATO Institute’s Police Misconduct Reporting Project. Canadian Journal of Communication, 45 (1), 91- 100.

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DOI: 10.22230/cjc.2020v45n1a3453

Abstract

Background: This article presents a case study about the role of data in the CATO Institute’s Police Misconduct Reporting Project and reflects on what constitutes police violence. Analysis: Augmenting this data aggregation work, the article turns to additional data projects focused on recording police crime and misconduct to gather a broader understanding of incidents of police violence beyond acts that cause death. Conclusion and implications: It is only when we look at data on acts of violence that occur when an officer is on duty and off-duty, with or without a firearm, that a clearer sense of the traumatic cycle of policing can be understood. This way of looking at police data requires both broader practices of “copwatching,” as well as a broader definition of what counts as violence

Item Type:Article
ISSN:0705-3657
Uncontrolled Keywords:data; police violence; toxic masculinity
Group:Faculty of Media & Communication
ID Code:33428
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:18 Feb 2020 14:42
Last Modified:30 Mar 2020 14:37

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