Jul. 20, 2021 3:28 pm
‘Defund the police’: What it means and what the research says on whether more police presence reduces crime
Journalist's Resource researcher Clark Merrefield explores what “defund the police” means to criminologists, activists and legal scholars, recent research and what the future of policing in America might look like.
May 4, 2021 9:31 am
New research parses how income inequality drives homelessness in U.S.
Analysis links income inequality with increased cost burdens, rather than how fast housing prices rise, says guest columnist Clark Merrefield.
Mar. 19, 2021 12:00 pm
Eviction: The physical, financial and mental health consequences of losing your home
A federal moratorium on evictions is set to expire at the end of March. These 10 papers provide context on what lies ahead for tenants and landlords.
Jan. 14, 2021 2:34 pm
At protests that draw counter-protesters, people on the left more likely to face arrest
In analyzing 64 U.S. protests from 2017 and 2018 where counter-protesters were present and arrests were made, right-leaning protesters account for 8% of total arrests while left-leaning protesters account for 81% of arrests.
Nov. 3, 2020 9:00 pm
Decisions, decisions: How national news outlets project and call presidential winners
Major news outlets today are reminding audiences not to expect a presidential winner on Nov. 3.
Jul. 21, 2020 1:16 pm
Reparations for slavery and racial segregation in America: 7 papers to know
If reparations were to happen, what should the value of reparations be and for which atrocities? And, what has stalled reparation movements in the past? Journalist's Resource researcher Clark Merrefield looks at scholarship that tries to answer those questions.
Apr. 21, 2020 4:38 pm
Economic earthquake: Consumer spending in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic
"Economists expect grim returns when initial GDP numbers for 2020 are released later this month, chiefly because people are spending far less than they were a few weeks ago," says Clark Merrefield.