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The Year in U.S. Policing


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>


Observer Article

Law and (Dis)order

Even judges can be duped by false confessions. When APS Fellow Saul Kassin showed volunteer judges weak evidence and a coerced confession — one that shouldn’t have been admissible — they nonetheless opted to convict the imaginary defendant. In a program that also covered misconceptions about lie detection and psychopathy, Kassin, APS Fellow John F. Edens, APS Fellow Essi Viding, Brad Bradshaw, Maria J. Hartwig, and Luke W. Hyde explore psychological science’s role in the legal system. ... More>


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