February 14, 2021

DEFUND:

The role of officer race and gender in police-civilian interactions in Chicago (Bocar A. Ba, Dean Knox, Jonathan Mummolo, Roman Rivera, 12 Feb 2021, Science)

In the wake of high-profile police shootings of Black Americans, it is important to know whether the race and gender of officers and civilians affect their interactions. Ba et al. overcame previous data constraints and found that Hispanic and Black officers make far fewer stops and arrests and use force less than white officers, especially against Black civilians. These differences are largest in majority-Black neighborhoods in the city of Chicago (see the Perspective by Goff). Female officers also use less force than male officers. These effects are supportive of the efficacy of increasing diversity in police forces.

More policing, just not by the police. 

Posted by at February 14, 2021 12:05 PM

  

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