Law Enforcement

Catch-22? Mass Shootings and Gun Control Legislation

By Phillip Levine and Robin McKnight·December 14, 2017
Wellesley College

The Issue:

It has become conventional wisdom that gun sales spike every time an all-too-common mass shooting occurs in the United States. However, while gun sales do spike after certain mass shooting events, they do not seem to respond in the same way to others. Our research shows that the political discussion ...
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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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