Public Perceptions and Support for Police Militarization

  • Frederick W. TurnerII
  • Bryanna Fox
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Criminology book series (BRIEFSCRIMINOL)


This chapter includes discussion of the trends in PM and research on public perceptions of the practice. Only a small number of studies have measured the public’s attitudes about PM and trends in the practice, which are reviewed in this chapter. Finally, advances in technology that have contributed to PM in the United States are also discussed.


Police militarization Public perceptions Opinion Trends Legitimacy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Frederick W. TurnerII
    • 1
  • Bryanna Fox
    • 2
  1. 1.Graduate SchoolKeiser UniversityFort LauderdaleUSA
  2. 2.Department of CriminologyUniversity of South FloridaTampaUSA

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