Police practices like stop and frisk are often criticized as racial profiling. But it can be tricky to figure out from the data which officers are the worst offenders.
The police held to account those responsible for nearly 300,000 fewer offences between 2014 and 2018.
The chances of your genetic data being recorded by the state depend on who you are.
Detroit is Burning.
In 1967 race riots nearly tore Detroit apart. The next year, the Kerner Commission, appointed by president Lyndon Johnson, placed the blame on the way the police and had handled the response.
Efforts to keep the city segregated led to one of the largest civil rights rebellions of the 1960s, and interactions between citizens and police turned deadly.
Sobriety tags monitor how much alcohol a person drinks – can they work to reduce crime?
Distrust in the police is a surprisingly central factor when people arm themselves illegally.
It's still rare for cases of coercive control to reach prosecution.
New research in North Yorkshire has found most police officers are keen not to criminalise cannabis users.
As CCTV cameras become more widespread, it's becoming more difficult for people to protect their locational privacy in public.
We need to ensure we do not sacrifice our liberty in the pursuit of a goal that is at best ineffective and at worst counterproductive.
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.
Security in cities can make some people feel safe while excluding others. New ways of planning and policing public space are needed to ensure cities are safe and accessible for all.
AI has a role to play in trying to prevent crime, but how much control should we give our robo cops?
The Toronto cop who apprehended the van attack suspect is being lauded internationally for refraining from using deadly force as he apprehended him. Here's how everything went right for the constable.
The former Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex argues that more resources can help, but any available funds need to be spent by the right agencies in the right way.
To justify giving police military-style weapons, there must be both a credible threat and an identified deficiency in current police capabilities.
Research on implicit bias, machismo and community relations may shed light on what drives police-citizen violence.
The delegation of authority to police to assess their own use of force is no longer something that can be applied solely on trust.
As the service becomes more professional and diverse, the less it can be influenced by boys' clubs.