In Study, People in Police Uniforms More Likely to Shoot Unarmed Targets
Putting on a uniform impacts some people's mindset and behavior in problematic ways.
Fear of Being Branded Racist Increases Police Support for Excessive Force
New research finds the stereotype of a racist cop decreases officers' sense of moral authority, which may make them more likely to resort to coercive tactics.
What Latinx ICE and Border Patrol Agents Say About Arresting Immigrants
In 2016, half of all border patrol agents were Hispanic, according to DHS data.
Black Sheriffs Are Less Likely to Pursue Low-Level Arrests Against People of Color
New research finds that black sheriffs have different priorities from their white counterparts.
Millennials Are More Likely to Face Arrest Than Gen X'ers
New research suggests that "broken windows" policing has resulted in more young people getting arrested for trivial offenses—especially young people of color.
When Schools Increase Police Presence, Minority Students Are Harmed Disproportionately
Research indicates that new security measures implemented after Parkland are not making students safer.
Insurers Could End Football. It Won't Be the First Industry They've Transformed.
With CTE lawsuits mounting, the NFL can’t find a general-liability insurer to cover head injuries. Fraternities and police departments have faced similar problems.
EPA Policing of Environmental Violations Plummeted in 2018
Environmental Protection Agency enforcement fell to 10-year lows in 2017, but 2018's numbers may be even lower.
Jeff Sessions' Last Act: Preventing the DOJ From Investigating Discriminatory Police Departments
Before leaving office, Sessions signed an order to ensure that the Department of Justice disengaged from its role in investigating and reforming police departments that repeatedly violate citizens' civil rights.
Are Police Officers Being Properly Trained to Deal With Hate Crimes?
Only a fraction of bias crimes ever get reported. Fewer still get successfully prosecuted. Perhaps the widespread lack of training for frontline officers has something to do with that.
Cleveland Police Department Fires Officer Who Shot and Killed Tamir Rice
Timothy Loehmann, the police officer who shot and killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice in 2014, was fired on Tuesday.
Real-Life Stories of Race and Policing
The president's recent Task Force on 21st Century Policing had one big omission: historical context. If we are going to reform police behavior, that means recognizing the underpinnings of African-American discrimination in the United States and using it as a launching point for a broader dialogue.
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.
Volunteer Security and the Rise of the Neighborhood Watch
Do neighborhood watch programs work? After 40 years, we still don't really know.