A year after historic protests for police reform, it’s clear that the Toronto Police aren’t sincere about changing how they treat historically over-policed and criminalized communities.
Despite growing public criticism over how much counties, cities and towns spend on policing, many are increasing officer pay.
The classic cop show is now a problematic genre, but if it can change, then perhaps real world policing can too.
The Colombian government responded violently to a general strike over tax reforms that primarily affected working-class citizens. It has fueled calls for police reform.
While many in America are looking to Congress to pass police reform legislation, the federal government has almost no control over state and local police departments.
New research confirms that unfair police treatment is psychologically damaging and that the consequences are decidedly worse for certain racial and ethnic groups.
Police are sworn to protect the public, but cadets are still trained for battle – not public service – according to a new study examining all 50 US state police academy curricula.
Attempts to reform US police departments fail when they are unable to get community support. Perhaps it is time to take a different tack, argue two criminal justice scholars – one a former cop.
In the wake of the conviction of the police officer who killed George Floyd, recent court decisions against what’s known as “qualified immunity” are promising.
A lack of emotional support within the police is leading to PTSD and burnout.
Racism was an early hallmark of the New Jersey State Police, and remains challenging for police agencies in the 21st century.
The story of Nigeria’s #EndSARS movement shows just how durable law enforcement institutions are – and why the road to reform goes straight uphill.
Reforming the police is possible, but it depends on applying pressure on politicians.
Amidst calls to defund the police, political leaders are increasing police budgets, arguing — incorrectly — that increasing police surveillance capacities will help provide accountability.
When police arrest a suspect who is then convicted of the crime, it is a rare exception rather than the rule in the US.
Giving police military gear doesn’t reduce crime or keep officers safer – but it does hurt citizens’ trust of the police, and for good reason.
A decadeslong process of recruiting a more diverse police force has led to more peaceful communities and widespread, bipartisan trust in policing in Northern Ireland.
Scholars who study policing explain what they have found that could help reduce police prejudice and violence.
Across the United States, police are shielded from both public and departmental accountability by multiple layers of contractual and legislative protections.
Police forces across the country now have access to surveillance technologies that were recently available only to national intelligence services. The digitization of bias and abuse of power followed.