Protests have erupted all over the nation in response to the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and other African Americans killed by police. The Black Lives Matter movement has called out these latest deaths as evidence of police brutality and social injustice at the same time law enforcement has been called on to maintain order during the protests. The clashes during protests have been marked with tear gas, looting and fires and have led to questions about the relationship between law enforcement and their communities and police training. Experts from Indiana University and IU East are available to comment on these topics.
Natalie Hipple is an associate professor of criminal justice at Indiana University Bloomington, is an expert on gun violence, problem-solving policing, incident reviews, restorative justice and evaluation of criminal justice programs.
David Kim is a lecturer in the Department of Criminal Justice at Indiana University East. His research areas include perceptions of police, police-citizen contact and community policing.
M. Michaux Parker
M. Michaux Parker is the associate dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and chair of the Department of Criminal Justice and Political Science at Indiana University East. His research areas include gangs, transnational crime, police department organization and management.
Wayne James is deputy superintendent for regional law enforcement for the Indiana University Police Department, which has police divisions on each campus. James also serves as the chief diversity officer for IUPD. James' areas of expertise include law enforcement, diversity and inclusion, community policing, use of force, and fair and unbiased policing.
Stephanie N. Whitehead is an associate professor of criminal justice at Indiana University East. She has written on the subjects of policing and race and the representation of social class and crime in popular culture.