Policing and Political Violence

Project Overview 

Project Leader

Kristine Eck

Project period


Currently working on the project

Project description

This project is currently researching police misconduct oversight institutions, which facilitate civilian reporting and state investigation of misconduct by police officers and other state security agents. Conceptually, this project will develop a theoretical framework which contains a wide array of different facets of oversight institution design. Empirically, the project will study all OECD democracies by collecting new, systematic data on police oversight institutions and misconduct complaint rates. Understanding how these oversight institutions are designed and whether they work can provide us with important leverage on understanding the foundations of democratic governance and state respect for the civil rights of its citizens. 


Last modified: 2021-01-18