Faculty Scholarly Dissemination Grants


The Militarization of the Police: A New Policing Era?


School of Criminal Justice


College of Community and Public Service


Social and Behavioral Sciences


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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