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McKeldin Library, Special Events Room #6137, University of Maryland-College Park

Why Police Compliance Does Not Save Black Lives: Racial Bias and the Need to Restructure the U.S. Criminal Justice System

Dr. Rashawn Ray, Associate Professor of Sociology

Abstract:

How do we make sense of the killings of Philando Castile, Alton Sterling, and Korryn Gaines at the hands of the police? This presentation will provide an overview of some of the latest research on citizens' interactions with the police. The presenation will use national and Prince George's County data related to police brutality, police killings, and perceptions of treatment by the police. Using social psychological and critical race theories related to unjust treatment and implicit bias, this presentation will help attendees better understand racial differences in policing outcomes.

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