Dismantling Racism, Sexism, and Inequities in Policing

A roundtable about disparities in policing and how to address them. With Sadaf Hashimi, Tracie Keesee, and Seth Stoughton (moderated by Walter Katz). Click on the Video button above to watch.

Police Killings of Unarmed Black Americans: A Reassessment of Community Mental Health Spillover Effects

Correcting 91 misclassified incidents renders Bor et al.’s (2018) key finding non-significant.

Policing, Police Reforms, and De-Funding Efforts

A discussion about the function of police, the role of police oversight, and various reforms that have been suggested.

Eyewitness! Principled Policing

A discussion about reimagining policing in America.

On the challenges associated with the study of police use of deadly force in the United States: A response to Schwartz & Jahn

I was invited to write a formal comment on a recent analysis of fatal police shootings in US MSAs.

Good Cop, Bad Cop: Understanding Police Use of Force

I was a guest on this podcast where we discuss what science tells us about police use of force.

Police Shooting Research and the Conditional Probability Mistake

Yesterday, Andy Wheeler posted a summary of the problems with recent studies about officer-involved shootings, including one my colleagues and I published in February 2017. As usual, Andy’s criticisms were thoughtful and spot on. And I hope I can take him up on that conference beer soon, even though he’s at a new job. That said, I do want to push back just a little about the motivation for our paper.

New preprint: Do police killings of unarmed persons really have spillover effects?

Correcting 91 misclassified incidents renders Bor et al.'s (2018) key finding non-significant.

Considering Violence Against Police by Citizen Race/Ethnicity to Contextualize Representation in Officer-Involved Shootings

We use data on violence against police as a benchmark to understand racial disparities in OIS.

Testing a Theoretical Model of Perceived Audience Legitimacy: The Neglected Linkage in the Dialogic Model of Police–community Relations

We examine police perceptions of their legitimacy in the eyes of the public, using survey data from two police samples.