New Research: How do European police forces deal with (violent) disturbances by non-institutionalized protest groups?
Researchers of NSCR and the University of Amsterdam analyzed video footage of encounters between police officers and citizens in Amsterdam. The research focuses on citizen demeanor and how a bad attitude influences the use of force by officers. The outcomes show that citizen lawful but rude or hostile demeanor matters, but not as much as aggressive and criminal behavior.
Laura Keesman has been appointed Assistant Professor in Sociology at University of Groningen as of November 1st.