How Do Body Cameras Influence Our Judgment of Blame?
A new study finds that people who watch body camera footage attribute less blame to police officers involved in incidents than if those same officers were caught on dash cams.
Taking Freedom: School Segregation, the Continuing Tragedy of Ferguson
On racial segregation in American schools, using the example of St. Louis, Missouri, and its Normandy district.
A Second Chance for Prisoners Offers Powerful Possibilities
President Obama’s Second Chance Pell Pilot could help former prisoners be part of the solution to problems of concentrated poverty.
The Evolution of Spite
A new theory detailing why people engage in racist and spiteful behavior highlights how we act most altruistically toward those similar to ourselves. At a time when racial discrimination at the hands of law enforcement is so prevalent, could understanding the scientific underpinnings of such feelings prevent similar conduct in the future?
Our Coverage of the Michael Brown Shooting and Ferguson, Missouri
The events of summer 2014 in a small town in Missouri are a culmination of decades of reports about race, policing, and class. We review Ferguson news in the larger research context.
Making Police Departments More Diverse Isn’t Enough
Local police departments should reflect the communities they serve, but fixing that alone won’t curb unnecessary violence.