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22 Quinnipiac Health L. J. 289 (2018-2019)
Police Reform as Preventative Medicine: Reframing Police-Community Violence as a Public Health Law Issue

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              HEALTH LAW ISSUE

                    Justin K. Reichman

     The author considers police-community violence a public health
issue and evaluates the issue through the lens of public health law. Po-
lice-community violence is larger than the criminal justice system, and
affects the health of the community as a whole. This concept is well doc-
umented in public health circles, but is surprisingly absent from juris-
prudence. This article summarizes relevant public health law, analyzes
how police power - especially police violence - impacts public health,
and illustrates how those impacts warrant a conceptual shift to a public
health law lens.
     This article examines a case study of police reform in East Haven,
Connecticut as an example consistent with a public health law approach,
identifying the East Haven model as one of the most successful programs
of the sixteen agreements between the Department of Justice (DOJ)
and municipalities under the Obama administration. Ofsignificantprac-


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