The greedy tendencies of police departments help illustrate why public police funding is a major problem today in Canada and the United States.
Discussions of racism in Britain centre around the experiences and traumas of Black people, but rarely on the perpetrators.
School districts across the nation are wrestling with whether to have police officers on school grounds.
Perceptions that South African police treat people disrespectfully, lack impartiality or transparency, and are prone to brutality
undermine public confidence in them.
Police reforms have long been on the agenda of Kenya’s independence regimes, but progress remains painfully slow.
The continued reliance on outdated indicators of police performance reinforce conventional ideas of police sustainability rather than align with the concerns of “defund the police” advocates.
Young people’s use of technology such as Twitter shows that they are interested in politics and governance and have found a way to participate.
Brady taking a knee is counter to both the man and the league. Nonetheless, had he done so, he would have been received much more favourably.
One year after the #EndSARS protests, not much has come out of the investigations into the shootings and deaths that occurred across the country.
Escaping slavery did not result in unconditional freedom.
Establishing specialist women’s police stations has been suggested as a solution to violence against women in Australia. However research does not cover racial and gender inclusion in this policing.
Incarceration Nation has the potential to shake the very core of your understanding of what it means to be Blak on this continent.
Instead of any attempt to address the root causes, the main response to riots in London and other cities was to penalise protest.
The conviction of police officer Benjamin Monk for the manslaughter of Dalian Atkinson is a very rare case.
The classic cop show is now a problematic genre, but if it can change, then perhaps real world policing can too.
New research confirms that unfair police treatment is psychologically damaging and that the consequences are decidedly worse for certain racial and ethnic groups.
Colonial police organisations used similar arguments to uphold their power as were heard in the trial of George Floyd’s murderer.
Video evidence can be powerful at a trial – but it does not always lead to a fair rendering of justice.
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.
We need to clarify the role of the police, to promote a more justice-oriented style of police leadership and to put in place long-term mechanisms of accountability to support and sustain change.