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The Vicious Cycle of Cops Behaving Badly


Observation

How Police Can Regain Public Trust, According to Science

A new report brings psychological science to bear on policing, providing an in-depth analysis of the factors that drive public trust in police and law-related behavior. ... More>


Fellowship Opportunity: Dissertation Research in the Social and Behavioral Sciences

The National Institute of Justice, the scientific research arm of the Department of Justice, is looking for doctoral students with innovative research that aims to solve problems faced by criminal […]... More>


Racial Bias in Criminal Justice

Unconscious biases toward African Americans still produce major inequities in the criminal justice system. Using statistical analyses, Jennifer Eberhardt has documented how racially coded features, such as a defendant’s skin […]... More>


Observer Article

The Science and the Injustice of the Central Park Jogger Case

A screening of The Central Park Five, a documentary about racial bias and false confessions, accompanied the “Law & (Dis)Order: Psychological Science in the Legal System” theme program. Yusef Salaam, one of the exonerees in the Central Park jogger rape case, details his harrowing experiences. APS Fellow Saul Kassin and filmmaker Sarah Burns join Salaam for a discussion of the film. ... More>