Tag: Criminal Justice

Forum 411: Domestic Violence in Arizona: Old Problems, New Possibilities

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Reports and Publications
March 2010
Morrison Institute Staff

The latest installment of Morrison Institute for Public Policy's Forum 411 series focuses on one of society's longstanding problems: domestic violence. “Domestic Violence in Arizona: Old Problems, New Possibilities” offers a brief look at the past, present, and future of domestic violence-related issues in Arizona...

Confidence and Caution: Arizonans' Trust in the Police

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Reports and Publications
July 2007
William Hart, Richard Toon

National surveys, as well as an Arizona poll commissioned for this report, indicate that most Americans do trust police. But a closer examination of the relationship between police and public finds it to be remarkably complex, resting as it does on a fundamental ambivalence that both sides bring to it. Police, on one hand, are sworn to “serve and protect” the public, but in doing so regularly must discipline and compel some of them. The public, on the other hand, must obey officers and rely on them; but many also acknowledge that they sometimes resent and even fear the police.

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