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The impact of COVID-19 on police officer activities


  • Nielson, Kyler R.
  • Zhang, Yan
  • Ingram, Jason R.


This study examined the impact of COVID-19 on police reactive and proactive activities in Houston, Texas. Seven types of police officer reactivity and three distinct categories of proactivity were examined.

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  • Nielson, Kyler R. & Zhang, Yan & Ingram, Jason R., 2022. "The impact of COVID-19 on police officer activities," Journal of Criminal Justice, Elsevier, vol. 82(C).
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jcjust:v:82:y:2022:i:c:s0047235222000630
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jcrimjus.2022.101943

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