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Thinking About Data-Driven Policing in an Era of Social Justice


Over the past several years, police in the United States have come under increased scrutiny. The Black Lives Matter movement and those sympathetic to its cause have charged police with bias against black and brown people. Community leaders, scholars, and activists assert that American policing practices overpolice black and brown neighborhoods, and are overly aggressive towards black and brown people.




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Roderick Graham

Roderick Graham

Rod is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Old Dominion University.

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