Law Enforcement

Economics Research on Racial Disparities in Policing

By and ·June 16, 2020
University of California, Los Angeles

The Issue:

Protests following the horrific death of George Floyd in Minneapolis have brought a new focus to racial disparities in U.S. policing. Administrative data and quantitative research has long documented large race disparities in arrests, traffic searches, speeding tickets, and use of force. For many years,

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Do Police Body-Worn Cameras Reduce the Use of Force?

By ·November 17, 2017
University of Virginia

The Issue:

Public outrage following several high profile police shootings captured on cell phone videos led police departments across the nation to equip officers with body cameras. The policy aimed to improve transparency and accountability, in the hopes of reducing the use of force by police officers and thereby ...
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