Investigating and Analyzing Use of Force

Effective investigation and analysis of use of force is one of the most central components of law enforcement oversight. While taking appropriate investigative steps and critically assessing evidence are cornerstones of any investigation, they are especially vital in examining use of force. Given the dynamic and charged nature of force incidents, establishing a clear sequence of events and whether force was appropriate frequently relies strongly on the quality, thoroughness, and completeness of the investigation and the cogency and logical rigor of the analysis that follows.

This webinar focuses on the principles, techniques, and approaches most central to investigating and analyzing use of force. It examines these in both a police and corrections context.