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‘Defund the police’: What it means and what the research says on whether more police presence reduces crime purpose

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.
New research parses how income inequality drives homelessness in U.S. purpose

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.
At protests that draw counter-protesters, people on the left more likely to face arrest purpose

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.
A tale of two pandemics: A nonfiction comic about historical racial health disparities purpose

Nov. 17, 2020 3:30 pm

A tale of two pandemics: A nonfiction comic about historical racial health disparities

Three medical doctors are the main characters of this comic by Josh Neufeld, which explains racial health disparities and the spread of misinformation during the coronavirus pandemic and the 1918 influenza pandemic.
Reparations for slavery and racial segregation in America: 7 papers to know purpose

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.

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