Can Foreign Experience Inform U.S. Policy on Killings of and by Police?

16 Pages Posted: 25 Feb 2016

Date Written: February 22, 2016

Abstract

This article provides a brief survey of police killings in five nations and then does a more sustained analysis of killings by and of police in Germany and the United Kingdom. The rate of killings by police is vastly higher than in other developed nations. The vulnerability of police to fatal assaults is also substantially higher than in other developed nations.

Keywords: Police Killings, Germany, England & Wales

JEL Classification: K14

Suggested Citation

Zimring, Franklin E., Can Foreign Experience Inform U.S. Policy on Killings of and by Police? (February 22, 2016). UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 2736622, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2736622 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2736622

Franklin E. Zimring (Contact Author)

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