AuthorMyrstol, Brad A.
Anchorage Police Department (APD)
police use of force
public opinion survey
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AbstractThis article presents selected results from a pilot study of police–citizen contacts conducted in Anchorage, Alaska in May 2013. The pilot study was part of a larger effort to establish a statewide police–public contact survey that will allow for comparison between Alaska-specific and national police–public contact estimates.
Table of Contents[Introduction] / Preliminary Findings / Traffic Stops / Non-Traffic Stop Encounters / Searches / Use of Force by Police / Summary / Limitations of This Study / Moving Forward / [SIDEBAR:] Notes on the Phase I Pilot Methodology
SourceAlaska Justice Forum
PublisherJustice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage
CitationMyrstol, Brad A. (2015). "Contacts between Anchorage Adults and Police." Alaska Justice Forum 32(1): 10–12 (Spring 2015).
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