One Year After George Floyd’s Death: Californians are Conflicted on Police Reform

Cal State Fullerton criminal justice professor Christine Gardiner’s new report about Californians’ perceptions of police and police reform offers an analysis of the poll conducted within months of Floyd’s death. The study shows Californians are inconsistent in how they feel…

Prof. Ayesha Bell Hardaway available to discuss U.S. Justice Department announcement of federal investigation into Louisville Police Department

Prof. Ayesha Bell Hardaway is available to discuss the U.S. Justice Department’s announcement of federal investigation into the Louisville Police Department, following the shooting death of Breonna Taylor.  Prof. Bell Hardaway is an Assistant Professor at Case Western Reserve University School…

FSU experts available for context after Chauvin verdict

By: Bill Wellock | Published: April 20, 2021 | 5:23 pm | SHARE: Florida State University has experts available to offer context on topics related to the Derek Chauvin trial and verdict.POLICING AND POLICE REFORMEmma E. Fridel, assistant professor, College of Criminology and Criminal Justice (201) 452-0384; [email protected] researches violence and aggression with a focus on homicide, including school violence, homicide-suicide, serial and mass murder and fatal officer-citizen encounters.

Derek Chauvin Trial: Rutgers Experts Available to Discuss Police Violence, Social Justice

Rutgers University-New Brunswick experts are available to discuss racial and social justice and police violence amidst the trial and verdict of Derek Chauvin. For interviews, contact Megan Schumann at [email protected] or 848-445-1907. Paul Hirschfield, associate professor of sociology: “After previous…

FSU experts available to discuss police reform

By: Bill Wellock | Published: January 22, 2021 | 11:38 am | SHARE: With the Biden administration embarking on its first 100 days in office, the new president has promised to make police reform a part of his agenda.Police reform became a major issue during the 2020 presidential campaign after the death of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis last May and subsequent protests.

Johns Hopkins ‘JustUs Dialogues’ Will Spotlight Critical Health and Justice Disparities

Five years ago, amid the grief and outrage surrounding the death of Freddie Gray, Johns Hopkins and the rest of Baltimore sharpened focus on making the city more just and equal. And last May, George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police sparked a historic reckoning around race and inequality in America. Beginning Thursday, Aug. 20 at 5:00 p.m., The Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Medicine will host a free online five-part series of discussions featuring many of the nation’s most important voices on this topic.

Brown School’s Race and Opportunity Lab recommends specific policing reforms

As the nation struggles with police violence, a new report from HomeGrown StL in the Race and Opportunity Lab at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis recommends reforms to build an equitable, transparent and accountable public safety approach that will include lawsuit liability, a police misconduct database and federal funding mandates.

New Seminar Series Aims To Expose, Explain Threats to U.S. Democracy

A group of political science scholars is launching a webinar series on Friday to highlight escalating threats to democracy that have been percolating for decades and boiling over ever since Donald Trump’s election.