Criminologist Debunks Spike in Police Killings Since Ferguson

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It is "very misleading" for the news media to assert that police slayings of civilians in the U.S. are up since the Michael Brown case in 2014 in Ferguson, Bradley Campbell tells the American Society of Criminology. The average number of police killings nationwide has been steady at about 19 per week before and after Brown's death.
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2 thoughts on “Criminologist Debunks Spike in Police Killings Since Ferguson

  1. Please, don’t publish such utter nonsense without telling your readers that Mr. Campbell works for the police.

    Bradley A. Campbell is an assistant professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Louisville and a research associate for the Southern Police Institute. His research interests focus on policing, particularly police investigations, organizations, and responses to victims. Further interests include the utility of forensic evidence in police investigations, police body-worn cameras, and police training/socialization processes.

  2. Nope. The University of Louisville is not “the police.” Bradley A. Campbell works for the University of Louisville. The Southern Police Institute is an institute operating within the governance of the University of Louisville. It is not “the police,” either. The research interests listed here are what Dr. Campbell likes to study. But they are not connected to any studies that have been funded by police departments, unless the departments paid the university (and its employee Dr. Campbell) to do the research . . . which is doubtful.

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