Voting Rights Act led to fewer racially biased arrests

"...if everyone has equal access to the vote, it can improve police officers' treatment of Black Americans."

Jill Kimball-Brown • futurity
July 8, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: history bias racism society-and-culture laws police-officers voters race-and-ethnicity

Would these 5 changes make policing more equitable?

"It is time for policymakers to join together in actualizing legislation focused on police accountability and an end to police violence..."

Chris Leiker-Wash. U. in St. Louis • futurity
July 1, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: featured society-and-culture laws police-officers race-and-ethnicity

Podcast panel: Anti-racism protests inspire hope for the future

An expert panel digs into undercurrents of the widespread anti-racism protests. Here's why the renewed activism makes them hopeful.

U. Chicago • futurity
June 24, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: politics united-states racism featured society-and-culture police-officers race-and-ethnicity protests

Interviews clarify tension between homicide detectives, bereaved

Criminologists observed homicide detectives and conducted focus groups with the friends and families of murder victims to identify sources of tension.

Jennifer French Giarratano-Georgia State • futurity
June 15, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: communication empathy society-and-culture crimes police-officers murder

Legal experts: How can police be held accountable?

Two legal experts discuss the case against police officer Derek Chauvin, the broader trends behind George Floyd's death, and avenues to police reform.

Stanford • futurity
June 5, 2020 ~25 min

Tags: united-states racism featured society-and-culture violence laws police-officers race-and-ethnicity

Legal experts: How can police be held accountable?

Two legal experts discuss the case against police officer Derek Chauvin, the broader trends behind George Floyd's death, and avenues to police reform.

Stanford • futurity
June 5, 2020 ~25 min

Tags: united-states racism featured society-and-culture violence laws police-officers race-and-ethnicity

Police brutality isn’t about ‘a few bad apples’

A new paper explains how police brutality isn't just a problem of a few individuals. It's much more about how police interact with whole neighborhoods.

Michelle Samuels-Boston U. • futurity
June 3, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: cities housing racism featured society-and-culture health-and-medicine neighborhoods police-officers race-and-ethnicity protests

Police pull over black driver less frequently after dark

Police officers pull over more black drivers during the day, but not at night, when a "veil of darkness" masks their race.

Tom Abate-Stanford • futurity
May 11, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: bias discrimination racism society-and-culture police-officers race-and-ethnicity

Police violence makes COVID-19 worse for black Americans

Police violence and the toll it takes on black Americans makes the devestation of COVID-19 even worse, argue researchers.

Ivan Natividad-UC Berkeley • futurity
April 27, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: covid-19 stress bias united-states racism featured health-and-medicine violence police-officers race-and-ethnicity

COVID-19 precautions are impossible in prisons

"A prison in a pandemic becomes akin to a cruise ship—people are crowded into a shared space that they cannot leave." Here are prisons' COVID-19 options.

Jason Maderer-Carnegie Mellon • futurity
April 1, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: covid-19 prison united-states health-and-medicine police-officers

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