Does Gender, Age, Race, and Education Influence Nashville Citizen’s Perception of Police Brutality?
The purpose of this descriptive research was to examine the factors that influence the views of individuals in Tennessee on the use of lethal force by police officers in their communities. When police officers employ excessive force in their responsibilities, they are considered to be guilty of police brutality. Following the deaths of countless blacks in different places throughout the United States, police violence has remained a substantial problem. The public's impression of the use of force by police has lingered. More than 100 people were questioned for this study, and their replies were examined. The study concluded that there exist varied perceptions about the way the police handle different confrontations, with many believing that the police often use excessive force in different situations, prompting the need for changing methods of handling conflicts, calling for more psychological exams and policing initiatives that include partnerships between the police and the general population, while also demonstrating the lower level of satisfaction of citizens that police service in Nashville. The study adds to the existing research on police brutality while highlighting the need for police reforms not only in Tennessee but across the U.S.
"Does Gender, Age, Race, and Education Influence Nashville Citizen’s Perception of Police Brutality?"
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