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Social Justice: Policing & Incarceration: Policing & Race


High profile news accounts have brought attention to policing methods and processes that may have imbedded bias and racism. The resources on this page are meant to help scholars discover the most current findings and trends in this field, and to discover what actions the government anon non-profits are taking to ensure unjust/racist procedures are eliminated. The graph below provides a graphic representation of adult American beliefs about policing and race. This graph was retrieved from Statista (see citation below the graphic) You can find numerous graphical, statistical presentations using Statista (which must be searched independent from Eaglesearch).

YouGov. (September 9, 2020). Share of adults who think Black people and White people receive equal police treatment in the United States in September 2020, by ethnicity [Graph]. In Statista. Retrieved January 13, 2021, from

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Federal Actions

International Actions

On June 17 and 18, 2020, the U.N. Human Rights held "an urgent debate on current racially inspired human rights violations, systemic racism, police brutality and violence against peaceful protests."

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Best Bet Databases

For most topics related to social justice, law, and policing, we recommend the following databases.

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