Assigned Reading: Thistlewaite and Wooldredge, Part 1, Chapter 5, Deadly

Assigned Reading: Thistlewaite and Wooldredge, Part 1, Chapter 5, Deadly Force: What explains the variation in police shootings across departments? pp. 98-105.

After reading the article answer the following questions in a discussion posting:

You must also comment on two of your classmate’s postings by the end of the week.

1. Do you think the methodology used to complete this study was valid?

2. What limitations do you see, if any, in the way the study was conducted?

3. Do you think that the amount of variation in the number of police shootings revealed in the study is as significant today as it was in 1977? Why or Why not?

 

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