Representative Bureaucracy Theory, Equity and Police Use of Force, Police Caused Homicides, Excessive Force Complaints, Violence Against Police
The theory of Representative Bureaucracy is a well-studied concept in Public Administration, positing that more representative government agencies will lead to greater equity for underserved groups. This paper is review of empirical applications of the theory to the use of force by police and it will show that the work does not support the idea that more representative police departments correlate with lower rates of use of force against minority groups. Implications for future studies are addressed at the end of the article.
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"No Easy Answer: Representative Bureaucracy and Police Use of Force,"
Hatfield Graduate Journal of Public Affairs:
2, Article 8.