In “Officer-Involved Shootings”: How the Exonerative Tense of Media Accounts Distorts Reality, the author examines how the use of passive language absolves officers from public and media accountability after a shooting. This Article reports the findings of a first-of-its-kind study designed to measure how the use of the phrase “officer-involved shooting” affects public perceptions of police behavior justifications.
“Officer-Involved Shootings”: How the Exonerative Tense of Media Accounts Distorts Reality,
12 U. MIA Race & Soc. Just. L. Rev.
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