Police encounters differ for Black v. white teens

New research on the consequences of police encounters among Black and white teens supports removing police presence from schools, say researchers.

Kim Eckart-Washington • futurity
Dec. 10, 2020 ~10 min

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Intimate partner violence has increased during pandemic, emerging evidence suggests

Calls for help to domestic violence shelters have risen during the pandemic, as risk factors for the escalation of violence have gone up. It may be time to implement new strategies to help.

H. Colleen Sinclair, Associate Professor of Social Psychology, Mississippi State University • conversation
Dec. 4, 2020 ~6 min

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Spotting liars is hard – but our new method is effective and ethical

It turns out liars and truth-tellers behave very differently when questioned.

Cody Porter, Senior Teaching Fellow in Psychology and Offending Behaviour, University of Portsmouth • conversation
Dec. 3, 2020 ~7 min

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Ethnic minorities at much higher risk of homicide in England and Wales

Calculations now familiar from coronavirus coverage – cases per 100,000 people – applied to ethnicity and homicide victimisation in the UK for the first time. 

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Nov. 17, 2020 ~5 min

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Black officers face discipline more often than white police

Black police officers face disciplinary measures for misconduct more often than white officers, even with the same number of allegations made against them.

George Vlahakis-Indiana • futurity
Oct. 13, 2020 ~5 min

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Police violence takes a toll on mental health

New research connects police violence and worse mental health. Researchers argue that it's a public health problem in need of attention.

Jared Wadley-Michigan • futurity
Oct. 5, 2020 ~5 min

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The aching blue: Trauma, stress and invisible wounds of those in law enforcement

Police officers face dangerous situations every day, and many suffer trauma as a result.

Arash Javanbakht, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Wayne State University • conversation
Sept. 29, 2020 ~8 min

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American society teaches everyone to be racist – but you can rewrite subconscious stereotypes

If you’re American – regardless of the color of your skin – racism structures how you think. Changing the system should change these implicit biases.

R. Nathan Pipitone, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Florida Gulf Coast University • conversation
Sept. 17, 2020 ~10 min

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The algorithms that make big decisions about your life

From insurance and healthcare to social media and policing, algorithms are used all around us.

By James Clayton and Zoe Kleinman • bbcnews
Aug. 17, 2020 ~7 min

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Police surveillance of Black Lives Matter shows the danger technology poses to democracy

The massive increase in internet-connected devices will create an informal surveillance network that could be used to target protestors and activists.

Jason Nurse, Assistant Professor in Cyber Security, University of Kent • conversation
July 24, 2020 ~6 min

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