Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Police High-Profile Critical Incidents and the Resulting Effects on Police and Community Resilience: A Case Study
by Mendez, Angela M., M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2018, 151; 10752507
Abstract (Summary)

Critical incidents in law enforcement often either lead to a great divide between police agencies and the communities they serve, or they exacerbate a volatile relationship that already exists. Critical incidents may cause outrage within the community due to: misconceptions about the incident, extreme distrust of police, allegations of police misconduct, or racial tension. In an effort to improve and enhance organizational police and community resilience following a critical incident, a case study comparison of four recent high-profile critical incidents seeks to answer the following question: What lessons can we learn from police critical incidents and how do the events surrounding them affect police and community resilience? Analysis of the cases identifies specific factors that affect resiliency among police agencies and communities during and after critical incidents. The analysis leads to recommendations for police agencies to enhance police-community relations and resilience.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Feldmann-Jensen, Shirley
Commitee: Perez, Nicholas, Tortorici Luna, Joanne
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Criminology, Criminal Justice and Emergency Management
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 57/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Law enforcement, Criminology
Keywords: Community-oriented policing, Critical incidents, High-profile, Police-community relations
Publication Number: 10752507
ISBN: 978-0-438-08229-8
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