Racial Bias ‘Can’t Be Dismissed’ in Police Use of Force

White officers use greater force on black suspects than on white suspects, according to a two-year study of seven police agencies in 7 U.S. cities by researchers at Arizona State University and the University of Central Florida. One of the co-authors cautions it suggests possible bias but “doesn’t prove it.”

Your Druggist is Watching You

Could your local drugstore be a secret weapon in curbing the epidemic of addictive drug use? An Australian study concludes that a few simple actions by druggists could frighten off traffickers shopping for precursor chemicals used for the production of methamphetamine and similar narcotics.

Police Body Cams: What’s In, What’s Out

State laws governing the use of recording devices have proliferated over the past year—but legislatures are also setting stricter policies for when the devices must be shut off, and for what happens to the footage, the Urban Institute reports.

How Bail ‘Criminalizes’ Poverty

New Orleans spends more to administer its bail system than it earns in revenue from bail, fines and fees—with a devastating impact on the city’s poorest residents, most of them African-American, according to a study released Tuesday by the Vera Institute of Justice.