Description/Abstract

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.

Document Type

Issue Brief

Keywords

police brutality, law enforcement, use of force

Disciplines

Other Public Health | Race and Ethnicity | Social Justice

Date

7-27-2020

Acknowledgements

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.

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