Researchers say knowing where fatal police interactions occur can help community leaders target programs aimed at reducing those deaths.
Jason Van Dyke has been sentenced to over six years in prison. Read Pacific Standard's most relevant stories on the Chicago policeman's murder of a black teenager.
A new study shows that exposure to police violence is linked with negative mental-health outcomes.
On Friday, a jury convicted Jason Van Dyke, a white Chicago police officer, of the second-degree murder of black 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.
A demonstrator holds an American flag emblazoned with the names of victims who were fatally wounded by police officers.
On the historic role of policing in reinforcing racial inequality and how it has led to black Americans' fear of police.
1983's Policing a Class Society argued that the police has always protected the interests of the upper classes.
Pacific Standard recommends Strong Island, more cinematic memoir than true-crime investigation.
Author Paul Butler employs the chokehold—the maneuver as well as the metaphor—as, in his words, "a way of understanding how American inequality is imposed."
Timothy Loehmann, the police officer who shot and killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice in 2014, was fired on Tuesday.
But if the past is any indication, they probably won’t.
Despite protests in New York and beyond, police reform is in a dismal state.
While Baltimore erupts, the Supreme Court considers a timely case.