The story of Nigeria's #EndSARS movement shows just how durable law enforcement institutions are – and why the road to reform goes straight uphill.
New research on Wisconsin's changing demographics suggests that racial integration and political polarization were a combustible combination in Kenosha, where violence erupted in August.
Reform-minded prosecutors across the US notched victories against traditional law-and-order candidates by running on progressive platforms to reduce mass incarceration and tackle police misconduct.
Police organizations in the United States have become political players in the election. This is due to politicians' responses to the Black Lives Matter and anti-police brutality movements.
Candidates from both the right and the left use the escalator as a metaphor for the economic perils – and perks – of upward social mobility.
Despite the attention paid by the press when two Black hip-hop artists signaled their support for Donald Trump, they do not represent swelling enthusiasm for Trump from young, Black men.
Kenosha is the latest US city to see federal agents patrolling its protests. History suggests that supplanting the local police with a militarized national force rarely works out well.
Around the world, policing — as an institution — is being challenged. But calls to defund the police will fall short if they do not address the history of policing.
Facial recognition algorithms will always make mistakes. But how can we make them less discriminatory?
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.
Race, class and national identity mean that views within the American Muslim community vary when it comes to such hot-button issues as policing, protests and discrimination.
Scholars who study policing explain what they have found that could help reduce police prejudice and violence.
Unrest in the US looks familiar to Latin Americans, who are accustomed to resisting undemocratic governments – and to their protest movements being met with violent suppression.
Police played a unique role in many settler colonies executing assimilationist policies designed to dismantle First Nations families.
Across the United States, police are shielded from both public and departmental accountability by multiple layers of contractual and legislative protections.
Recording and bearing witness to a Black person's death from police violence is in itself traumatizing.
Our experts look at why people of colour are being hit harder by COVID-19, New Zealand's success in eliminating the virus, and the latest on drug trials.
There is no good police versus bad police. Police are police. They are the states' organ of repression. There are a myriad of better scenarios than the current one.
Some school districts are starting to remove police. A team of researchers explains why that could be a welcome trend.
That George Floyd died at the hands of four police officers is uncontested, but interpretations of his death and its aftermath differ greatly. The result is two starkly opposed narratives.