When there is nothing new to say, pegging news stories to the anniversaries of the deaths of Black Americans objectifies the victims and helps make violence ordinary.
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.
The conviction of police officer Benjamin Monk for the manslaughter of Dalian Atkinson is a very rare case.
Evidence shows that many Black Americans experience police killings of unarmed Black people – even those they do not know – as traumatic events, causing acute physical and emotional distress.
Colonial police organisations used similar arguments to uphold their power as were heard in the trial of George Floyd’s murderer.
Violence is a tough but necessary subject to address. Here are four articles on how to speak to your child about violence.
A game theory expert explains why a witness to a troubling situation who is in a group may feel a lesser sense of personal responsibility than a single individual.
Scholars of policing, law, race and Minnesota history explain the landmark guilty verdicts handed down in the trial for the murder of George Floyd.
A new study suggests exposure to police violence may affect the outcome of a pregnancy.
Research on racism and policing in the US, explained by the experts who study it.
Hundreds of thousands of people have protested the regime of Alexander Lukashenko over the last six months – a new survey reveals what they want.
Civilian peacekeepers are trying to stop violence before it starts.
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.