Police Violence & Public Health

Resources for Research, Practice, and Teaching

Resource List

August 26, 2020 | Justice for George Floyd and a reckoning for global mental health | Stevan Weine, Brandon A. Kohrt, Pamela Y. Collins, Janice Cooper | Global Mental Health

August 26, 2020 | Why some senior officers are making it harder for police departments to fight racism | Brian Rubineau | Fortune

August 25, 2020The Performance of “Antiracism” Curricula | Kevin J. Gutierrez | New England Journal of Medicine

August 14, 2020 | We Should Still Defund the Police | Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor | The New Yorker

August 7, 2020 | Who's Looting Whom? Criminal Justice as Revenue Racket | Joshua Page and Joe Soss | ASA Footnotes

August 7, 2020 | George Floyd’s Murder is the Twenty-first Century Emmett Till Moment: How Sociological Research Informs Police Reform | Rashawn Ray | ASA Footnotes

August 7, 2020 | Eight Bullets, Eight Minutes - What Breonna Taylor and George Floyd Had in Common | Nikki Jones | ASA Footnotes

August 7, 2020 | The Demography of Police-Involved Homicides | Michael Esposito, Frank Edwards, and Hedwig Lee | ASA Footnotes

July 27, 2020 | Revealed: Oil giants help fund powerful police groups in top US cities | Nina Lakhani | The Guardian

July 20, 2020 | The New Jane Crow: Women's Mass Incarceration | Michele Goodwin | Just Security

July 20, 2020 | Until Black Women are Free, None of Us Will be Free: Barbara Smith and the Black feminist visionaries of the Combahee River Collective | Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor | The New Yorker

July 13, 2020 | CDC Employees Call Out Agency's 'Toxic Culture Of Racial Aggressions' | Selenta Simmons-Duffin & Pien Huang | National Public Radio

July 13, 2020 | Dozens of City Governments Declare Racism a Public Health Crisis | Brentin Mock | Bloomberg CityLab

July 11, 2020 | Prominent Claims that Policing is Not Racially Biased Rest on Flawed Science | Dean Knox and Jonathan Mummolo | Medium.com

July 8, 2020 | Policing Without the Police: Race, Technology and the New Jim Code | Virtual teach in on police, surveillance, and technology with Ruha Benjamin and Dorothy Roberts | Haymerket Books on YouTube

June 30, 2020 | Police Transparency Is A Public Health Issue, Too | Evan L. Eschliman, Brie A. Garner, Tiffany Le, Priyanka Srinivasan, and Robert E. Fullilove | Health Affairs Blog

June 19, 2020 | US law enforcement crowd control tactics at anti-racism protests: a public health threat | Adam W Gaffney, Danny McCormick, Steffie Woolhander, and David Himmelstein | The Lancet

June 15, 2020 | Racism is Terrible. Blackness is Not. | Imani Perry | The Atlantic

June 12, 2020 | Covid-19 and police abuses have exposed an ugly truth about America: racism kills | Robert Fullilove | The Guardian

June 11, 2020 | Public-Health Experts Are Not Hypocrites | Julia Marcus and Gregg Gonsalves | The Atlantic

June 10, 2020 | Stolen Breaths | Rachel R. Hardeman, Eduardo M. Medina, and Rhea W. Boyd | The New England Journal of Medicine

June 6, 2020 | George Floyd’s Autopsy and the Structural Gaslighting of America | Ann Crawford-Roberts, Sonya Shadravan, Jennifer Tsai, Nicolás E. Barceló, Allie Gips, Michael Mensah, Nichole Roxas, Alina Kung, Anna Darby, Naya Misa, Isabella Morton, Alice Shen | Scientific American

June 5, 2020 | Racism is a deadly virus, too: A public health defense of these mass protests | Mary Bassett, Caroline Buckee, and Nancy Krieger | NY Daily News

June 5, 2020 | Police killing black people is a pandemic, too | Osagie K. Obasogie | The Washington Post

June 3, 2020 | The Social Determinants of Death | Alan Weil | Health Affairs Blog

May 29, 2020 | Of Course There Are Protests. The State Is Failing Black People. | Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor | The New York Times

May 21, 2020 | The Unmattering of Black Lives | Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw | The New Republic

January 22, 2020 | Applications of the American Public Health Association’s Statement on Addressing Law Enforcement Violence as a Public Health Issue | Catherine dP Duarte, Julianna G. Alson, Omid Bagheri Garakani, and Christine M. Mitchell | American Journal of Public Health

January 22, 2020 | Reframing Mass Incarceration as a Social-Structural Driver of Health Inequity | Lisa Bowleg | American Journal of Public Health

January 22, 2020 | Documenting and Addressing the Health Impacts of Carceral Systems | David H. Cloud, Mary T. Bassett, Jasmine Graves, Robert E. Fullilove and Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein | American Journal of Public Health

August 6, 2018 | Toward the Science and Practice of Anti-Racism: Launching a National Campaign Against Racism | Camara Phyllis Jones | Ethnicity & Disease

December 8, 2016 | Police Killings and Police Deaths Are Public Health Data and Can Be Counted |  Nancy Krieger, Jarvis T. Chen, Pamela D. Waterman, Mathew V. Kiang, and Justin Feldman | Plos Medicine

December 1, 2016 | Structural Racism and Supporting Black Lives — The Role of Health Professionals | Rachel R. Hardeman, Eduardo M. Medina, and Katy B. Kozhimannil | The New England Journal of Medicine