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Foreign Intervention, Police Militarization, and the Impact on Minority Groups


Christopher J. Coyne


George Mason University - Department of Economics

Abigail R. Hall


University of Tampa; George Mason University

February 8, 2016

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 16-09

Abstract:     
This paper traces the roots of police militarization in the United States to a variety of foreign military interventions, including WWII and the Vietnam War. We analyze how these earlier conflicts, in conjunction with the subsequent War on Drugs and War on Terror, contributed to the militarization of domestic police. Also discussed is how the effects of police militarization disproportionately impact those individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, particularly racial minorities.

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Keywords: Foreign Intervention, Militarization, SWAT, Minority Groups


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Date posted: February 9, 2016 ; Last revised: April 10, 2016

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Coyne, Christopher J. and Hall, Abigail R., Foreign Intervention, Police Militarization, and the Impact on Minority Groups (February 8, 2016). GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 16-09. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2729295 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2729295

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Christopher J. Coyne
George Mason University - Department of Economics ( email )
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
United States
Abigail R. Hall (Contact Author)
University of Tampa ( email )
George Mason University ( email )
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
United States
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