The overuse of police force has public health implications. The rates of injury and death sustained while in law enforcement custody should be collected as a part of the public health strategy to minimize the over-use of force.
police brutality, law enforcement, use of force
Other Public Health | Race and Ethnicity | Social Justice
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Mary Helander acknowledges Dr. Jennifer Prutsman-Pfeiffer, instructor of the course FSC 651 Forensic Pathology, which motivated this brief. Both authors thank Dr. Shannon Monnat and Megan Ray for helpful edits and Lerner Center staff for publication and dissemination efforts.
Helander, Mary E. and McNeill Brown, Austin, "The Public Health Crisis of Law Enforcement’s Over-Use of Force" (2020). Population Health Research Brief Series. 24.
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