The Burden of the COVID-19 Pandemic May Contribute to Outbreaks of Violent Protest and Antigovernment Sentiment

The sometimes-violent antigovernment demonstrations that erupted during 2020 and 2021 were fueled in part by the spread of extremist ideologies, conspiratorial thinking, and a criminal-justice system that disproportionately targets racial minorities. New research published in the journal Psychological Science also puts some of the blame for civil unrest and political violence on the psychological burden of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

Experts on the Presidency, Fascism, Conflict and Social Media Available to Comment on Riots at the U.S. Capitol

As consequences of this week’s protests and violence at the U.S. Capitol continue to be revealed, California State University, Fullerton faculty members can offer expert analysis and comments on the presidency, the history of fascism, group conflict, race relations and…

FSU expert available to speak on protests and protest movements

By: Mark Blackwell Thomas | Published: September 9, 2020 | 2:01 pm | SHARE:  The first pandemic in a century, racial equality, voting rights and police misconduct have sparked spontaneous and planned protests across the nation. With political and social polarization reaching levels not seen in generations, millions of Americans are taking to the streets to have their voices heard.

Juneteenth Explained: ‘History Doesn’t Repeat Itself; People Do’

Today, Juneteenth — which celebrates the abolition of slavery — coincides with protests across the U.S. against racial injustice. Society has become inspired to renew their interest in African American history — a legacy filled with tragedy, inequality, resilience and survival. In a Q&A session, UK’s Vanessa Holden shares her expertise and insight on the holiday.