Thursday, June 1, 2023

Title: Restrictive Police Pursuit Policies

Abstract: The problems of high-speed police pursuits occur across the United States in all 50 states. On average, one person dies per day as the result of a police pursuit. In certain contexts, it might be acceptable to society for a police officer to engage in a high-speed pursuit. The ends could justify the means if the police were to chase a dangerous felon. A restrictive pursuit policy would restrict the officer from engaging in a high-speed pursuit for simple traffic violations and misdemeanors. Central research question: Does a restrictive police pursuit policy result in less harm to society through fewer collisions, injuries and deaths?

Committee: Scott Akins, Michelle Inderbitzen, Rorie Solberg

Date & Time: Thursday, June 1st, 1 p.m.

Location: Zoom only; contact for the Zoom link