Police Officers And Their Perceived Relationship With Urban Communities: Article Analysis

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Allen, Terrence T., and M. Michaux Parker. "Police Officers And Their Perceived Relationship With Urban Communities: Does Living In The Community Influence Police Decisions?." Social Development Issues: Alternative Approaches To Global Human Needs 35.3 (2013): 82-95. PsycINFO. Web. 9 Sept. 2016.

This article takes a completely different viewpoint of police brutality. Terrence Allen and Michaux Parker show the relationship between police officers and the members of the community that the officer patrols. Parker and Allen use studies to show how the officers would act in situations based on the type of community they patrol. Different scenarios could include predominantly black communities, white communities, high or low income housing, or
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Hinds says, “a key reason that adults support police are that they view them as legitimate (1). Legitimate is a key word because she uses studies to prove that if adults and even kids find police “legitimate” they are more likely to comply with them. This is essential to reduce possible fatal interactions between civilians and police as she describes. Her main claims in the article begin with early interactions as a kid with police. Experiences that one would face as a kid can determine how they would act in future interactions with police officers. I chose this source because I will have a whole paragraph dedicated to the importance of interactions with officers at a young …show more content…
This article is much diverse than others because it supplies more broad and simplistic ways to improve this ongoing issue. One example the article provides is better police training. Although the writer gives the reader specific examples on how better police training could decrease police brutality, she also contradicts her idea. This is a great way to raise question and to acknowledge the idea that no matter what ways we try to decrease police violence, officers bias against individuals may not

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