Very liberal cities have racially diverse police forces. So do very conservative ones.

For now, the liberal-conservative divide has little effect on whether big cities attempt to diversify their police forces.

Witnessing Ferguson: Variation in witness statements driven more by systematic bias than uncertainty

Quantitative textual analysis demonstrates that much of the variation in the witness statements from the Ferguson investigation can be explained by a latent tendency to favor Brown or Wilson.

  • Nick Beauchamp
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  • Dec 8, 2014

Ferguson exit poll shows racial polarization in views of police

New data from the November election finds big differences between whites and blacks.

  • Adriano Udani
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  • Nov 28, 2014

Tweeting Ferguson: how social media can (and cannot) facilitate protest

What role does social media play in the individual decision to participate or not in protest?

After Ferguson

The question Americans confront is: “What next?”

  • Clarissa Hayward
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  • Ferguson
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  • Nov 25, 2014

Would more minority police officers have made a difference in Ferguson?

Minority police, even after entering a department in which whites were the majority, perceived their work differently.

  • Zachary Oberfield
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  • Nov 10, 2014

Americans don’t like protests. But protests may work anyway.

Protests put issues on the political agenda, even if Americans oppose those protests.

  • Robert Shapiro
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  • Aug 25, 2014

Demilitarizing the police is not an option. What is?

High levels of gun ownership in American society will affect post-Ferguson police reform.

  • Erica Marat
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  • Aug 21, 2014

Is segregation the problem in Ferguson?

Detailed demographic maps show that Ferguson is not nearly as segregated as other parts of the St. Louis area.

  • Jonathan Rodden
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  • Aug 18, 2014

Is Ferguson anomalous?

It's anything but.

  • Clarissa Hayward
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  • Ferguson
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  • Aug 15, 2014
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