The very low public trust in the Ghanaian police suggests a crisis of legitimacy.
The public’s right to know often gives way to concerns about privacy, public safety and protecting evidence.
Nigeria’s new police chief needs fresh ideas to confront old challenges.
Montréal’s response to a new report on racial profiling shows little appetite for change.
I’ve interviewed disaffected people across French suburbs. Their anger has been mounting for years.
Indigenous people shouldn’t have to fear police who are supposed to protect them but instead still act as judge, jury and executioner.
There have been longstanding calls for police and governments to collect and share data about incidents where the use of force caused injury and death to civilians.
The criminalisation of same-sex sexual relations among consenting adults in Kenya worsens social disparities and inequalities.
There is a growing public wariness about the performance of the media, which are increasingly accused of being partisan.
Political protests in Kenya have become insular, sectarian, tribal and unashamedly personality driven.
Alternatives to violent policing already exist in the daily practices of Nairobi residents who don’t depend on the police for safety.
Jurors can perceive events in a video in different ways – one of which depends on how the evidence is presented in court, a media scholar explains.
Police brutality disproportionately affects Black communities and can cause numerous adverse effects, including depression, anxiety and trauma.
Police departments have faced recruitment and retention problems since the 2020 George Floyd protests. It has meant some agencies have had to lower standards to attract new officers.
The officers charged in the murder of a Black man in Memphis, Tenn., were part of the elite SCORPION squad. Such units have an ugly history.
In the face of violent crime, both real and imagined, too many U.S. police forces adhere to racist philosophies about rooting out ‘internal enemies’ as they did hundreds of years ago.
A pervasive history of bullying and sexual misconduct plagues law enforcement agencies and illustrates the failure of police forces to police themselves.
Black police officers can have bias against Black people – and act on it.
The death of a Black motorist after a beating by five Black Memphis police officers has triggered national outrage over police brutality and systemic racism with the U.S. criminal justice system.
When communities face security challenges and lack legal protection, they find innovative ways to respond.