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Christopher Commission Report on the Los Angeles Police Department

Download the Knoll Report on the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

Mollen Report on the New York Police Department (NYPD)

NCJRS Report on the Philadephia Police Department

The following readings are available online through the university library:


Note: The articles are listed alphabetically.  Check the schedule for the analysis due date.


DeLint, W. (1998). Regulating autonomy: discretion as a problem for training. Canadian Journal of Criminology, 40(3), p277-304.


Iris, M. (1998). Police discipline in Chicago: arbitration or arbitrary?  Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology, 89(1), p215-245.


Kane, R. (2005). Comprised police legitimacy as a predictor of violent crime in structurally disadvantaged communities. Criminology, 43(2), p469-498.


Montgomery, D. (2005) Excessive Force 101. FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, 74(8),  p8-12.


Rick, D. (1991). Behind the silence. ABA Journal, 77(7), 45-49.


Stunz, W. (2002). Terrorism, federalism and police misconduct. Harvard Journal of Law & Policy, 25(2), p. 665-690.


Weitzer, R.. & Tuch, S. (2005) Racially biased policing: determinants of citizen perceptions.  Social Forces, 83(3), 1009-1030.

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