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Title

The Militarization of the Police: A New Policing Era?

Department

School of Criminal Justice

College

College of Community and Public Service

Disciplines

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Abstract

The increased militarization of the police is exhibited in the clothing, equipment and tactics deployed in dealing with crime and public disorder. The question is raised as to whether the police training provides for officers to be aware of, and sensitive to, the individual and group psychology within a crowd, legitimately protesting about a real or perceived wrong. Is the militarization of the police, under the 1033 program, compatible with the community policing paradigm? Will the tragedy of Ferguson, Missouri be the catalyst for a new policing era?

Conference Name

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Conference 2015

Conference Location

Orlando, Florida

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