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Police Language in Traffic Stops Shows Hidden Bias

A new linguistic analysis based on police recordings from routine traffic stops suggests that police vary the formality of their language depending on the race of the driver. ... More>


Building Public Trust in the Police

Citizens must feel that they are treated with fairness and respect in order to view the police as a legitimate legal authority, psychological science shows. ... More>


Science of Implicit Bias to Be Focus of US Law Enforcement Training

The US Department of Justice will integrate findings from psychological science into new training curricula to combat implicit bias among law enforcement agents and prosecutors. ... More>


What I’m Reading: Article on Improving Students’ Learning


What Scientists Know—And Don’t Know—About Sexual Orientation

In a comprehensive new report, a team of researchers bring the latest science to bear on questions about the prevalence, causes, and consequences of non-heterosexual orientations. ... More>