Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Dr. Payne presents to Anchorage Community Police Relations Task Force on police use of force research

Dr. Payne (standing) presents to the Task Force.
Dr. Troy Payne, Justice faculty, presented to the Anchorage Community Police Relations Task Force on November 9, 2012 on "Research Perspectives on the Use and Control of Police Force." (Click title for link to the paper.) He described the use of force continuum, research data available and the limitations of the data, and the absence of national standards for police use of force. Research suggests that the strongest correlate of police use of force is citizen resistance.

The Task Force serves as a primary liaison organization between the ethnic minority community and the Anchorage Police Department. Members of the Task Force include representatives from local, state, and federal agencies; a variety of cultural and ethnic groups; the Anchorage community; and local organizations and advocacy groups. Rev. William Green is the Task Force Chair.  Administrative support is provided by the Anchorage Equal Rights Commission.