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Title: Constitutional policing as a cornerstone of community policing
Contributors: Police Executive Research Forum
Miller, Elizabeth
Keywords: Police administration—United States
Police-community relations—United States
Police—United States—Decision making
Police misconduct—United States—Prevention
Discrimination in law enforcement—United States—Prevention
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
Place of Publication: Washington, D.C.
Description: This report investigates the questions of constitutionality and legitimacy of police activities including police use of force; racial bias and other bias in policing, including “implicit” bias; unlawful stops, searches, and arrests; and police interactions with persons with mental illness. This report also summarizes the views of leading police chiefs and other experts on the following issues: identifying strategies for ensuring that police agencies meet current standards of constitutionality, and anticipating future standards regarding issues of technology and other new developments the constitutionality of which the courts have yet to define; considering constitutionality on a deeper level, by developing policies and practices that truly advance the broad constitutional goals of protecting everyone’s rights and providing equal protection under the law; and striving for high levels of perceived legitimacy by the public, i.e., ensuring that policing is conducted with the consent of the people.
ISBN: 978-1-935676-81-2
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