There are multiple efforts to count police homicides in the U.S.
Official records on police homicides are full of holes. A new study tries to fill in the gaps – and finds new evidence of racial and regional inequality.
Protesters on the University of Cincinnati campus.
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Does it make sense to compare the percentage of black Americans shot by police to the percentage of black Americans in the population? A new analysis suggests a different way of looking at the data.
Antwon Rose Jr. was fatally shot by a police officer in East Pittsburgh.
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Scholarship in organizational psychology has shown that when employee morale is low, it can result in poorer performance. A new study finds this may be true for some police officers.
Police recruits take a test at police headquarters in Dallas.
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Data on Dallas police shootings, including incidents when police choose not to shoot, shows that race is not a significant factor.
A diagram of where police shooting victim Stephon Clark was struck by bullets.
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Research on implicit bias, machismo and community relations may shed light on what drives police-citizen violence.
Australian-born Justine Damond was shot and killed in Minneapolis by US police in July last year.
In Australia, far fewer people are killed by police firearms than in the US – there are clear ways to ensure we never go down that path.
Annual 2010 zombie march in Madrid, an homage to George A. Romero.
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Romero’s ‘Night of the Living Dead’ and ‘Dawn of the Dead’ will be remembered among the first films to use horror as a form of political critique.
Outside the courthouse in Charleston, South Carolina.
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Two major trials in the killings of black victims in South Carolina start this week. Learn about the state's past and present struggle with racial violence in this roundup.
Protests rock the streets of Charlotte.
The shooting of yet another black American by police in North Carolina ignited a tinderbox of deep anger and resentment.
Protesters call for the arrest of an officer who shot dead unarmed motorist Terence Crutcher.
Protests erupted against the killing of black men by police in Tulsa and Charlotte. This roundup looks at research on racial violence and explains where there might be potential solutions.
A Dallas police officer makes his way to the funeral of Baton Rouge officer Montrell Jackson.
The role of police is being questioned as never before. In addition to facing increased media scrutiny, officers are being killed. What is the effect on their well-being and, in turn, on ours?
“Every day I wake up determined to deliver for the people I have met all across this nation that have been neglected, ignored, and abandoned.”
Trump appeared surprisingly presidential. According to a scholar of American political rhetoric, there were echoes of Roosevelt, Eisenhower and Reagan.
Anxiety can turn debilitating.
With shootings and explosions and a coup in recent weeks, it's only natural that anxiety would besiege us. There are research-tested ways, however, that can help us deal with it.
Protesters last week in Baton Rouge.
Recent tragedies have shown the depth of racism in society. As we ask ourselves how to move forward, we also need to ask how these events affect African-American children through vicarious racism.
Online and offline activism are merging, as recognised by this protest against the 2014 police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
Racial abuse and violence and the intertwining of 'offline' and 'online' worlds call for new methods for opposing racism in public.
Texas Councilman Jonathan Miller is seen in a still image taken from the body camera of a police officer on October 8 2015.
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After two more fatal shootings by police of black men this week, we republish one legal scholar's argument that what needs addressing is the police's culture of masculinity.
Sometimes cameras are too small to be noticed
The mere presence or absence of a camera does not deter violent behavior. We know this through decades of research on CCTV demonstrating that video monitoring has little to no effect on violent crime and…
Reform within the Indonesian police have been very slow, with discriminatory ‘virginity testings’ and police torture and brutality still rampant.
Human Rights Watch reported last week that Indonesian police conducted two-finger “virginity tests” on young female police cadets as part of their recruitment process. Following a public uproar, the Indonesian…
How prevalent is the use of lethal force by police in Australia, and is a disturbing trend developing in Queensland?
Over the weekend, Queensland police shot and killed a 51-year-old man who was allegedly armed with a knife. On Monday night, another man was shot and killed on the Gold Coast. It was the sixth Queensland…
Two violent incidents in London have ended in two very different outcomes for police suspects.
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Two violent incidents, a murder and a home invasion, took place just a few miles apart in North London last week. In both cases, armed police were sent to the scene but to very different ends. At the first…