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Police pursuits can occur at any time, any location and can have numerous outcomes. There is past research on this topic which has been compared to this current study. The purpose of this research project is to analyze pre-existing data alongside the data collected by the researcher. The goal of this project serves to study every aspect of a police pursuit as provided through a mandatory pursuit form. In specific, the research was collected from different departments within the state of Connecticut during the 2019 calendar year. The pursuit form includes crucial information which can provide insight regarding pursuits in each jurisdiction and pursuits in general. Through studying this data, current pursuit trends can be identified, while existing trends can be elaborated on. The overall goal of this study seeks to provide comprehensive data to outline the ins and outs of police pursuits alongside the effects.


Master's thesis submitted to the faculty of the Criminal Justice program at Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Connecticut, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in Criminal Justice (MACJ).

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