Predictive policing has been a bust. The Department of Justice nurtured the technology from researchers’ minds to corporate production lines and into the hands of police departments.
Humanoid robots tend to be white or resemble white people. Here’s why this is a problem and what social scientists, designers and engineers can do about it.
A new study finds sample episodes of the recently cancelled Police Ten 7 TV show disproportionately featured Māori and Pasifika suspects or offenders. It also under-represented Polynesian officers.
One researcher’s experience from a quarter-century ago shows why bias in AI remains a problem – and why the solution isn’t a simple technical fix.
The US has one of the highest incarceration rates in the world. When it comes to violent offenders and the Black community, the system isn’t working, argue criminologists.
The treatment of Ukrainian refugees exposes a humanitarian double standard that has channelled vital funding away from equally deserving crises.
Jurors can perceive events in a video in different ways – one of which depends on how the evidence is presented in court, a media scholar explains.
The case of Tyre Nichols highlights how traffic stops can turn deadly. Traffic stops are also prone to racial bias, can break down community trust in police and yield few results, research shows.
When a person expresses racial bias, then that bias, conscious or not, is racism.
Though difficult to pinpoint, white educators often put forth stereotypes when they discuss Black students among themselves, new research has found.
Overcoming the access barriers and biases that underrepresented and underserved communities face could not only improve research participation but also improve care.
Khorana rose from humble beginnings in India to decipher the genetic code. But his enormous contribution to science has been largely overlooked.
A cornerstone of the First Step Act, passed with bipartisan support, is the PATTERN risk-assessment tool.
Alabama will be allowed to keep a congressional map that critics say disadvantages Black voters. That does not bode well for 2022 midterms, argues a law scholar.
As the Los Angeles Rams prepare to take on the Cincinnati Bengals, The Conversation takes a critical look at some of the biggest news stories from the past NFL season.
Misinformation will continue to strain society in 2022 as the lines between misinformation and political speech blur, cynicism grows and the lack of regulation allows misinformation to flourish.
Experts help explain the context around the murder trial and convictions of Greg McMichael, Travis McMichael and William Bryan.
Few people embody the contradictions of U.S. history like the author of the Star Spangled Banner, someone who denounced slavery as a moral wrong but rejected racial equality.
Race and religion have intertwined since the earliest days of the US. Critical race theory can explore how white supremacy has operated through religious establishments.
Even though The Chair confronts some of the tougher realities of higher education, the world it depicts is still rosier than the reality.