Trust, accountability and communication are key.
When police arrest a suspect who is then convicted of the crime, it is a rare exception rather than the rule in the US.
For many Americans, law and order has long been as much a private matter as something for the government to handle.
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.
Research shows how politics can easily halt reforms that require time to take effect.
The gap between American police departments and the black communities they’re meant to protect is huge – but it can be closed.
For 50 years, we have worked to make U.S. police more diverse and less intrusive. Why haven’t we made more progress?
The shooting deaths of five police officers in Dallas are a tragic reminder of the dangers that police face. They pay a price in mental and physical health.
With citizens filming police, and police recording public encounters, the key to the truth is establishing a clear timeline of events.
After two more fatal shootings by police of black men this week, we republish one legal scholar’s argument that what needs addressing is the police’s culture of masculinity.
Community policing efforts in New Haven and Gainesville offer a stark contrast to military-style policing.
Empathy, a trait built into the human character, can be taught and practiced by both police and communities to improve relations.