Police Officers’ Discourse on Social Networking Sites Surrounding High-Profile Cases

Samantha Okegbe


Research on police officers’ attitude towards the use of excessive force have not been studied fully. Several studies have focused on their behavior than their attitudes towards excessive force. The on-going pandemic raised renewed interest in the persistent issue of police brutality in the United States. The paper presents online conversations of police officers revealing their opinions towards officers use of excessive force. This paper provides some groundwork for future researchers by examining police officers discourse online. The paper concludes with discussion and implications for law enforcement agencies and the safety of the society.

Keywords: Discourse, police officer, social media, police brutality, COVID-19

DOI: 10.7176/JEP/12-36-10

Publication date: December 31st 2021

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