Tasapisi hakkavad ilmuma artiklid politseipraktikate tagajärgedest. Ilmselt tuntuimad või vähemalt suure tähelepanuga on USAs toimuv, kus politseivägivald on igapäevane aruteluobjekt erinevatel areenidel. Politsei on igapäevase riigivalitsemise praktikate üks selgemaid väljendusi 24h ööpäevas.
Siinviidatud artikkel võtab juba tõsisemad positsioonid ja autorid väidavad järgmist:

Here, we argue that the crime decline (and thus social safety) has not only been mismeasured, but more importantly, misconceptualized. Criminology’s myopic focus on civilian crime and violence obscures actions by the state and results in a substantial underestimation of the prevalence of violence. The state is a major purveyor of violence and has a violent footprint larger than the collective civilian violence of most US states and territories. This underestimation is systematic, beginning with criminological definitions and measurement of crime, and largely invisible.

Politsei, kriminoloogia ja valitsemise valdkonna huvilistele siin tegelikult suurt uudist ei ole, sest ilmunud on raamatuid, kuulata saab podcaste jne, kus teadlased arutavad riigi kui vägivalla normaliseerija rolli üle.
Siinviidatud artiklis on lugeda paljutki nii metoodika, analüüsi kui järelduste mõttes ja olgu siin üks isutekitav tsitaat:

Our most compelling findings include the strong upward trajectory of state homicide. There are several competing explanations which need not be mutually exclusive: expanding carceral and law enforcement apparatuses, shifts in journalism, the ubiquity of cell phone cameras incident captures, widespread cultural shifts in resisting police brutality, and the pushback to these by police. George Holliday’s 1991 video of LAPD’s brutalization of Rodney King began a cultural shift in which civilians fill the gap left by the state and journalists in publicizing police brutality. In addition to the ubiquity of online journalism, increased media attention to police killings perhaps has corrected media inattention in earlier eras.

Roussell, A., Sexton, L., Deppen, P., Omori, M., & Scheibler, E. (2021). The dark footprint of state violence: A synthetic approach to the American crime decline. Theoretical Criminology. https://doi.org/10.1177/1362480620984233