Vermont’s BIPOC drivers are most likely to have a run-in with police, study shows

New research examining more than 800,000 traffic stops in Vermont over the course of five years substantiates the term “driving while Black and Brown.” Compared to white drivers, Black and Latinx drivers in Vermont are more likely to be stopped, ticketed, arrested, and searched. But they are less likely to be found with contraband than […]

Research finds increased trust in government and science amid pandemic

New Curtin University research has found a dramatic increase in people’s trust in government in Australia and New Zealand as a result of the COVID pandemic. Published in the Australian Journal of Public Administration, the team surveyed people in Australia and New Zealand in July 2020 and found confidence in public health scientists to also […]

Neurologists say there is no medical justification for police use of neck restraints

BOSTON – Some police departments in the United States continue to teach officers that neck restraints are a safe method for controlling agitated or aggressive people, but that’s a dangerous myth, according to a Viewpoint written by three neurologists at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in JAMA Neurology. The killing of George Floyd, a Black man […]

Barriers to police investigations into widespread financial crime unveiled

A majority of police detectives in England and Wales investigating financial crime do not have sufficient knowledge to build a successful case. That’s the finding of new research from the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies at the University of Portsmouth, looking into why results of such investigations vary so widely, especially when the crimes account […]

Black, Hispanic adolescents significantly more likely to die by police intervention than whites

A recent study evaluating the use of force by police against children found that Black and Hispanic adolescents are significantly more likely to die from shootings related to police intervention compared to non-Hispanic white adolescents. The findings, led by Children’s National Hospital researchers and reported online Nov. 24 in Pediatrics, mirror similar racial and ethnic […]

Surprised researchers: Number of leopards in northern China on the rise

Leopards are fascinating animals. In addition to being sublime hunters that will eat nearly anything and can survive in varied habitats from forests to deserts, they are able to withstand temperatures ranging from minus 40 degrees Celsius during winter to plus 40 degrees in summer. Despite their resilience, the majority of leopard species are endangered. […]