What the data say about police brutality and racial bias — and which reforms might work

@article{Peeples2020WhatTD,
  title={What the data say about police brutality and racial bias — and which reforms might work},
  author={Lynne Peeples},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2020},
  volume={583},
  pages={22-24}
}
  • Lynne Peeples
  • Published 19 June 2020
  • Medicine, Political Science
  • Nature
Some interventions could help to reduce racism and rein in the use of unnecessary force in police work, but the evidence base is still evolving. Some interventions could help to reduce racism and rein in the use of unnecessary force in police work, but the evidence base is still evolving. 
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The authors all have an obligation to identify the ways that systemic racism functions in their society and in science and are immune to such detrimental behaviors.
The ASM Journals Committee Values the Contributions of Black Microbiologists
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The authors all have an obligation to identify the ways that systemic racism functions in their society and in science and are immune to such detrimental behaviors.
The ASM Journals Committee Values the Contributions of Black Microbiologists
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The authors all have an obligation to identify the ways that systemic racism functions in their society and in science and are immune to such detrimental behaviors.
The ASM Journals Committee Values the Contributions of Black Microbiologists
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The authors all have an obligation to identify the ways that systemic racism functions in their society and in science and are immune to such detrimental behaviors.
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