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Journal cover: Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management

Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management

ISSN: 1363-951X
Previously published as: Police Studies: Intnl Review of Police Development
Incorporates: American Journal of Police

Online from: 1997

Subject Area: Industry and Public Sector Management

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Police officers and civil liability: “the ties that bind”?


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Title:Police officers and civil liability: “the ties that bind”?
Author(s):Tom “Tad” Hughes, (University of Louisville, Department of Justice Administration, Louiseville, Kentucky, USA)
Citation:Tom “Tad” Hughes, (2001) "Police officers and civil liability: “the ties that bind”?", Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management, Vol. 24 Iss: 2, pp.240 - 262
Keywords:Control, Liability, Police, Socialresponsibility
Article type:Research paper
DOI:10.1108/13639510110390972 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:MCB UP Ltd
Abstract:Civil liability is a concern of all police agencies. Research has tended to focus on the extent of liability and factors that lead tocivil suits. However, few have studied howofficers perceive civil liability issues. This article explores how officers perceive the impact of civil liability on their actions in the field. Furthermore, it considers how officers feel about administrative measures used by departments to reduce liability.



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