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Released: 11-Nov-2020 1:50 PM EST
Sociologists dispel the 'bad apple' excuse for racialized policing
University of Miami

Six days after a prone and restrained George Floyd died under the knee of a Minneapolis police officer, National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien dismissed charges that racism is rampant among police by arguing that "a few bad apples" are giving police "a terrible name."

Released: 5-Nov-2020 7:05 PM EST
Making American Protest Policing Better: If We Could Turn Back Time
Stanford Graduate School of Business

An essay by Stanford Graduate School of Business faculty member Sarah Soule and coauthor Christian Davenport, University of Michigan

Newswise: 1 in 12 parents say their teen has attended a demonstration about racism or police reform
21-Oct-2020 9:55 AM EDT
1 in 12 parents say their teen has attended a demonstration about racism or police reform
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A growing number of demonstrators taking to the streets to protest police brutality and racial injustice may include teenagers, a new national poll suggests.

Released: 9-Sep-2020 2:40 PM EDT
FSU expert available to speak on protests and protest movements
Florida State University

By: Mark Blackwell Thomas | Published: September 9, 2020 | 2:01 pm | SHARE:  The first pandemic in a century, racial equality, voting rights and police misconduct have sparked spontaneous and planned protests across the nation. With political and social polarization reaching levels not seen in generations, millions of Americans are taking to the streets to have their voices heard.

Newswise: Preventing Firearm Suicide During the Pandemic and Social Unrest
Released: 7-Sep-2020 1:05 PM EDT
Preventing Firearm Suicide During the Pandemic and Social Unrest
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

During the pandemic and nationwide protests firearm purchases have soared — a concern for suicide prevention specialists, says a Rutgers expert

Released: 4-Sep-2020 5:30 AM EDT
Sociologists Available to Comment on Police Brutality and Racial Inequality
American Sociological Association (ASA)

The murders of George Floyd and Jacob Blake are part of a continuum of police brutality toward Black individuals, which too often ends with murder. Sociologists study how this issue of police violence is related to class, race, and inequality.

Released: 28-Aug-2020 2:35 PM EDT
Russian scientists predicted increased unrest in the United States back in 2010
National Research University - Higher School of Economics (HSE)

Beginning in May 2020, after the police killing of George Floyd, a Black American man, 'Black Lives Matter' demonstrations and riots engulfed the United States, the United Kingdom, and several European countries.

Newswise: Study: Despite Training, Vermont Police Departments Still Show Widespread Racial Bias
Released: 25-Aug-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Study: Despite Training, Vermont Police Departments Still Show Widespread Racial Bias
University of Vermont

New research conducted in Vermont shows that, while anti-bias police trainings resulted in small improvements in some police departments in the state, they did not by and large alter police behavior.

Newswise: Johns Hopkins ‘JustUs Dialogues’ Will Spotlight Critical Health and Justice Disparities
Released: 18-Aug-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Johns Hopkins ‘JustUs Dialogues’ Will Spotlight Critical Health and Justice Disparities
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Five years ago, amid the grief and outrage surrounding the death of Freddie Gray, Johns Hopkins and the rest of Baltimore sharpened focus on making the city more just and equal. And last May, George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police sparked a historic reckoning around race and inequality in America. Beginning Thursday, Aug. 20 at 5:00 p.m., The Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Medicine will host a free online five-part series of discussions featuring many of the nation’s most important voices on this topic.

Released: 14-Aug-2020 8:10 AM EDT
FSU researcher finds links between police searches and race in Minneapolis
Florida State University

By: Mark Blackwell Thomas | Published: August 13, 2020 | 12:46 pm | SHARE: When looking for cities to conduct research on the intersection of police behavior, race and location, James Wright II, an assistant professor of public administration at Florida State University, didn’t have many options. It was 2016 and, at that time, Minneapolis was the only city that had publicly available information about police stops with the detailed, longitudinal and latitudinal information Wright required to plot police stops block by block.

Newswise: How Police Compare in Different Democracies
Released: 4-Aug-2020 6:55 PM EDT
How Police Compare in Different Democracies
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Recent killings by U.S. officers have sparked widespread calls for police reform and an end to systemic racism. Here’s how U.S. policing compares with other countries’ approaches.

Newswise: Community-service partnership improves youths' perception of police, ASU research shows
Released: 28-Jul-2020 1:20 PM EDT
Community-service partnership improves youths' perception of police, ASU research shows
Arizona State University (ASU)

In his latest research, Adam Fine, an assistant professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, explores how those attitudes diverge by race at a young age, and how a specific community-service partnership program called Team Kids can change youths' views toward police officers. His paper, “Police Legitimacy: Identifying Developmental Trends and Whether Youths' Perceptions Can be Changed,” was published recently in the Journal of Experimental Criminology.

Released: 21-Jul-2020 10:35 AM EDT
Survey collection reveals over 80 years of public opinion on race
Cornell University

The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research at Cornell University has launched “Say Their Names. Hear Their Voices,” a publicly available collection of more than 80 years of public opinion surveys of Black Americans and U.S. attitudes about Black America, presented with context about race in polling over the years

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Released: 21-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Getting Tested for Covid-19 After Protesting
American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)

Medical experts support the ongoing protests against racist police killings and brutality, but experts do also worry these protests could increase coronavirus spread.

Released: 16-Jul-2020 8:30 AM EDT
Publicizing Police Killings of Unarmed Black People Causes Emotional Trauma, Rutgers Study Finds
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers study finds majority of college students of color show symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder after watching social media videos of unarmed Black men being killed by police.

Newswise: Africana Studies Professors Discuss State of Race Relations in U.S.
Released: 13-Jul-2020 11:35 AM EDT
Africana Studies Professors Discuss State of Race Relations in U.S.
SUNY Buffalo State

Five Buffalo State College faculty members weighed in on the current race relations climate following ongoing protests.

Released: 6-Jul-2020 4:05 PM EDT
White Police Officers Use Force More Often Than Non-White Colleagues
Texas A&M University

White police officers are far more likely to use force than their nonwhite counterparts, especially in minority neighborhoods, according to a study from Texas A&M University researchers.

Released: 2-Jul-2020 12:40 PM EDT
How Prison and Police Discrimination Affect Black Sexual Minority Men’s Health
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Incarceration and police discrimination may contribute to HIV, depression and anxiety among Black gay, bisexual and other sexual minority men, a Rutgers led study finds.

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Released: 30-Jun-2020 3:40 PM EDT
Brown School’s Race and Opportunity Lab recommends specific policing reforms
Washington University in St. Louis

As the nation struggles with police violence, a new report from HomeGrown StL in the Race and Opportunity Lab at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis recommends reforms to build an equitable, transparent and accountable public safety approach that will include lawsuit liability, a police misconduct database and federal funding mandates.

Released: 29-Jun-2020 4:30 PM EDT
Researchers Uncover Effects of Negative Stereotype Exposure on the Brain
University of California, Santa Barbara

“It is clear that people who belong to historically marginalized groups in the United States contend with burdensome stressors on top of the everyday stressors that members of non-disadvantaged groups experience."

Newswise: Studies examine how race affects perceptions of law-involved Blacks, school discipline
Released: 29-Jun-2020 10:30 AM EDT
Studies examine how race affects perceptions of law-involved Blacks, school discipline
University of Illinois at Chicago

The extent of discriminatory treatment Black adults and children experience at every point of contact within the legal system and the biases that result in Black children’s behavior being managed more harshly in school are detailed in two new analyses from researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Released: 26-Jun-2020 3:40 PM EDT
Congress unlikely to act on police reform
Washington University in St. Louis

The U.S. House of Representatives and Senate are at a stalemate over enacting sweeping police reforms in the wake of the death of George Floyd and other Black Americans. The gulf between the Democratic and Republican proposed solutions is wide and neither side seems willing to bend, says a law expert on criminal reform at Washington University in St.

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22-Jun-2020 5:05 PM EDT
Analysis of rates of police-related fatalities finds significant differences between Black and White people, and significant variation across metropolitan areas
PLOS

A study analyzing and describing US police-involved fatalities across racial/ethnic groups at the level of individual metropolitan statistical areas publishes June 24, 2020 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE, by Gabriel Schwartz and Jaquelyn Jahn from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Newswise: Unfounded fear helps fuel police violence
Released: 24-Jun-2020 11:05 AM EDT
Unfounded fear helps fuel police violence
Furman University

Research shows that policing is a relatively safe job, but fear stoked by and among officers put black lives in danger.

Newswise: After the Protests: How Communities Can Make Systemic Change
Released: 24-Jun-2020 10:30 AM EDT
After the Protests: How Communities Can Make Systemic Change
Furman University

How Black Lives Matter commemorations can create lasting change in communities

Released: 23-Jun-2020 8:05 AM EDT
NYU’s First Amendment Watch Releases “A Citizen’s Guide to Recording Police”
New York University

New York University’s First Amendment Watch has created a guide that outlines the rights of citizens in recording police actions in public spaces.

Newswise: Black Lives Matter: NFL, NASCAR respond
Released: 22-Jun-2020 10:15 AM EDT
Black Lives Matter: NFL, NASCAR respond
University of Michigan

FACULTY Q&AThe Black Lives Matter protests against police brutality prompted the NFL to acknowledge it should have listened to players who wanted to peacefully protest and led to NASCAR’s ban of Confederate flags at its races.Ron Wade, clinical assistant professor of sport management at the University of Michigan School of Kinesiology and former director of marketing for the Detroit Tigers, discusses what these actions mean.

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Released: 19-Jun-2020 12:10 PM EDT
Religion may offer protective role for black adolescent boys who experience police abuse
Washington University in St. Louis

In the wake of the deaths of George Floyd, Rayshard Brooks and many more, a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis finds that religion may offer a protective role for black adolescent boys who experience police abuse.

Newswise: Two-thirds of African Americans know someone mistreated by police, and 22% report mistreatment in past year
Released: 18-Jun-2020 10:15 AM EDT
Two-thirds of African Americans know someone mistreated by police, and 22% report mistreatment in past year
Tufts University

Sixty-eight percent of African Americans say they know someone who has been unfairly stopped, searched, questioned, physically threatened or abused by the police, and 43 percent say they personally have had this experience—with 22 percent saying the mistreatment occurred within the past year alone, according to survey results from Tufts University’s Research Group on Equity in Health, Wealth and Civic Engagement.

Newswise: Jurors respond negatively to police overreactions to Black Americans
Released: 17-Jun-2020 11:35 AM EDT
Jurors respond negatively to police overreactions to Black Americans
University of Illinois at Chicago

Psychology and criminal justice researchers are now trying to determine the various influences of body-worn camera footage, such as its impact on trial outcomes.

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Released: 17-Jun-2020 8:40 AM EDT
VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: Defund or Reform? BLM and Policing Expert Panel: Newswise Live Event for June 16, 2PM EDT
Newswise

Black Lives Matter and "De-funding the Police": Newswise Live Event for June 16, 2PM EDT

Newswise: Tear Gas Use During COVID-19 Pandemic Irresponsible; Moratorium Needed, Says American Thoracic Society
Released: 11-Jun-2020 4:50 PM EDT
Tear Gas Use During COVID-19 Pandemic Irresponsible; Moratorium Needed, Says American Thoracic Society
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

The American Thoracic Society calls for a moratorium on the use of tear gas and other chemical agents deployed by law enforcement against protestors participating in demonstrations, including current campaigns sparked by the death of George Floyd.


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