The demise of the first academic department dedicated to policing at the University of California has left unanswered questions about the best way to educate cops.
Data on Dallas police shootings, including incidents when police choose not to shoot, shows that race is not a significant factor.
To justify giving police military-style weapons, there must be both a credible threat and an identified deficiency in current police capabilities.
The use of bodycams promised to settle disputes about what really happens in police interactions with civilians. But they might not, because of both human and technological limitations.
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.
The city's image as a model for black mobility and civil rights is crumbling. An expert on race and class politics takes us behind the veneer of one of the South's most important cities.
The FBI and police officials say they need to decrypt secure communications to fight crime. But they have other options, and modern threats make clear the importance of strong encryption.
Crime data reflect only what crimes are identified by the police – not all the crimes that occur. So decisions based on crime data are necessarily biased and incompletely informed.
Cybercriminals are using cloud-based services, much like regular businesses. A new study reveals important lessons for the future of fighting cybercrime.
The idea that violence is acceptable when levelled against tyranny is a core American belief.
It is difficult not to see the film as a vanity project for Wahlberg.
If police officers are sent to museums to train observational skills, shouldn't literary texts be used to teach empathy?
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.
The shooting of yet another black American by police in North Carolina ignited a tinderbox of deep anger and resentment.
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.
New research hopes to stop police lineups leading to false identification or criminals walking free.
No federal database provides reliable info on deaths that occur in police custody. It’s the same situation in 48 states. But now California and Texas are offering new models of accountability.
The Baltimore Police Department is found to have violated the civil rights of poor blacks. A historian explains why those findings are eerily similar to how the city treated blacks in the 1800s.
A macho culture prevails in police departments in America. The recent killing of Philando Castile serves as one example of the way racial bias and police officer machismo work together.
The men who killed police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge were black veterans. A historian explains black veterans' long struggle to live with inequality in their military service, and back home.