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Police civil liability under section 1983: When do police officers act under color of law?


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  • Vaughn, Michael S.
  • Coomes, Lisa F.
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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Criminal Justice.

    Volume (Year): 23 (1995)
    Issue (Month): 5 ()
    Pages: 395-415

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:jcjust:v:23:y:1995:i:5:p:395-415

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    1. Kappeler, Victor E. & Del Carmen, Rolando V., 1990. "Police civil liability for failure to arrest intoxicated drivers," Journal of Criminal Justice, Elsevier, vol. 18(2), pages 117-131.
    2. Kappeler, Victor E. & Kappeler, Stephen F. & del Carmen, Rolando V., 1993. "A content analysis of police civil liability cases: Decisions of the Federal District Courts, 1978-1990," Journal of Criminal Justice, Elsevier, vol. 21(4), pages 325-337.
    3. Vaughn, Michael S., 1994. "Police civil liability for abandonment in high crime areas and other high risk situations," Journal of Criminal Justice, Elsevier, vol. 22(5), pages 407-424.
    4. Moore, Eric & del Carmen, Rolando V., 1994. "To have or not to have a handbook: The legal effect of employee handbooks on law enforcement agencies," Journal of Criminal Justice, Elsevier, vol. 22(3), pages 205-213.
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    1. Dias, Clarissa Freitas & Vaughn, Michael S., 2006. "Bureaucracy, managerial disorganization, and administrative breakdown in criminal justice agencies," Journal of Criminal Justice, Elsevier, vol. 34(5), pages 543-555.
    2. Lee, Hoon & Vaughn, Michael S., 2010. "Organizational factors that contribute to police deadly force liability," Journal of Criminal Justice, Elsevier, vol. 38(2), pages 193-206, March.


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