Can Universities Fix the Police?

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The streets of Baltimore erupted in rioting in April when Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man, died after suffering a spinal-cord injury while in police custody. Some scholars are using criminology research to help police agencies navigate the murky waters of race, bias, and law enforcement.
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On a Sunday evening in July, Robin S. Engel was watching her daughter’s basketball game when her phone rang. It was the police.

A man had just been shot, an assistant chief of the Cincinnati Police Department told her. It happened near the...

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