Police Culture in the Twenty-First Century: A Critique of the President’s Task Force’s Final Report

91 Notre Dame Law Review Online 105 (2016).

UGA Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2016-5

10 Pages Posted: 17 Feb 2016

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Julian A. Cook

University of Georgia School of Law

Date Written: February 15, 2016

Abstract

In May 2015, the Task Force on 21st Century Policing, established by President Barack Obama to address problems associated with aggressive policing, issued its Final Report which details a comprehensive set of recommendations. This essay examines an important theme of the Final Report -- the reforming of police culture -- and concludes that the report's well-intentioned recommendations are destined to fail absent meaningful revitalization of the Fourth Amendment exclusionary rule and the establishment of a robust standing doctrine.

Keywords: criminal law, Ferguson, police, violence, Fourth Amendment, searches, Constitutional Law, President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing, investigation,

JEL Classification: K14

Suggested Citation

Cook, Julian A., Police Culture in the Twenty-First Century: A Critique of the President’s Task Force’s Final Report (February 15, 2016). 91 Notre Dame Law Review Online 105 (2016).; UGA Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2016-5. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2732767

Julian A. Cook (Contact Author)

University of Georgia School of Law ( email )

225 Herty Drive
Athens, GA 30602
United States

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