A new collection of freely accessible social and behavioral science research related to structural racism and police brutality is now available on SAGE Journals. The collection aims to support researchers in their future work and amplify Black scholars’ critical scholarship; educators in discussions on systemic racism; and policymakers and community organizers in their efforts to create an equal society.
Articles cover topics including race and policing, how to address and discuss racism, activism, healthcare and inequality, and more. Examples of articles include:
- “The Effect of a Complainant’s Race and Ethnicity on Dispositional Outcome in Police Misconduct Cases in Chicago” in Race and Justice. The authors find when filing police misconduct complaints, Black complainants are 4.7 times more likely to receive a ‘not sustained’ outcome. Their allegation is also 4.2 times more likely to result in the exoneration of the police officer.
- “Premature Deaths of Young Black Males in the United States” in the Journal of Black Studies. The authors find there is a birth-to-premature-death pipeline that intensifies at ages 15 to 24 and adversely affects young Black males.
- “Officer Race Versus Macro-Level Context: A Test of Competing Hypotheses About Black Citizens’ Experiences With and Perceptions of Black Police Officers” in Crime & Delinquency. To prevent erosions of trust between Black citizens and Black police officers, the officers find that substantiated officer misconduct must be met with swift and proportionate discipline to correct officer behavior.
Additionally, SAGE has curated a freely accessible selection of webinars, podcast episodes, and more to help individuals educate, inform, research, and learn.