The Rarity of Police Prosecution: Prosecutors, the Law, and Police Misconduct

Awarded Scholars:
Ilana Friedman, University of Texas at Austin
Project Date:
Jul 2022
Award Amount:

In the post-Ferguson Era, people across the nation have demanded the arrest and prosecution of police misconduct. However, police use of force typically does not result in indictment nor conviction. Sociologist Ilana Friedman will examine how prosecutors understand their role in police misconduct investigations and the prosecution of these investigations. She will conduct in-depth interviews and a legal review for her study.


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