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Types of police violence

We classify police violence into four major themes: physical abuse, economic exploitation, patterns of neglect, and psychological & verbal abuse.

Physical abuse

Physical abuse is any act that causes injury or trauma to another person or animal by way of bodily contact or some other use of force.

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Psychological abuse

Psychological abuse is any act that harms a person’s emotional well-being, mental health, or sense of security.

Economic exploitation

Economic exploitation is the act of organizing policing around the collection of fees and fines to fund government as well as stealing or destroying items of value.


Neglect by police involves the failure to act rather than the commission of a harmful act.

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