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Law Enforcement Immunity

Spectrum News 1 featured Jody Armour of the USC Gould School on qualified immunity and the inability to sue law enforcement officers who violate people’s rights. Under the doctrine of qualified immunity, even if a police officer acts unreasonably, you have no remedy against them. Jody Armour Tweet Listen to Read more…

Portland cop’s chatty texts to Patriot Prayer spur outrage but are standard police strategy, experts say

The Oregonian quoted Erroll Southers of the USC Price School about law enforcement strategies to communicate with extremist groups. The confiding tone of Niiya’s emails and texts could be taken as preferential treatment to people not familiar with police technique, said Erroll G. Southers, a national security professor at the University of Southern Read more…

Gregory DeAngelo

PS You’re Busted: How bridging silos in research & practice can impact human trafficking irl In this episode of the PS You’re Interesting podcast, Jeff Jenkins talks about human trafficking with Greg DeAngelo, Associate Professor of Economic Studies at Claremont Graduate University. How does an economist get data on human trafficking and Read more…

PIPE* Workshop: Ben Newman, UCR

“Uncovering Discrimination in the Policing of Anti-Immigrant Hate Crime”  With an increase in ethnically motivated hate crime, we explore the issue of the rigor in which law enforcement agencies police potential hate crime activity. We conducted a large-scale field experiment on roughly 6,800 police departments throughout the United States to test for Read more…

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