A sociologist spent time as a volunteer firefighter – and learned more about how institutional culture can shape a person's behavior.
Half a century after the federal government voided Jim Crow laws, the criminal justice system still discriminates against African Americans.
As the service becomes more professional and diverse, the less it can be influenced by boys' clubs.
Research shows how politics can easily halt reforms that require time to take effect.
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.
Famously freewheeling -- but also violent and unequal -- Rio de Janeiro has elected a right-wing former pentecostal bishop as mayor. What's at stake for this 'gay, black and tolerant' Brazilian city?
The shooting of yet another black American by police in North Carolina ignited a tinderbox of deep anger and resentment.
A scholar of visual culture sees a transition happening online as the alt-right reinterprets images of police shootings to push back against the gains made by Black Lives Matter.
Violent cops are just playing by the rules American society has created for them. It's time to change the rules.
Reform of police departments must include a reexamination of why cops and civilians come in contact so frequently in the first place.
Labour's crime manifesto goes communitarian, despite them not branding it that way.
The Arab Spring began with a protest against police brutality. The dreams of those who took to the streets 4 years ago will not be realized until police forces change.