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Citizen science and crowdsourced data collection, not government statistics, provide the most reliable count of citizen fatalities by police

Thompson, Matthew J. and Smith, Chris M. (2017) Citizen science and crowdsourced data collection, not government statistics, provide the most reliable count of citizen fatalities by police. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (05 May 2017). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In 2016 one thousand ninety-two civilians were killed by the police in the United States. When civilians die during police encounters they lose not only their right to due process, but also their chance to be counted. Matthew J. Thompson and Chris M. Smith argue that since the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in August 2014, more is known about fatal police violence than ever before due to an increase not in official government statistics but in citizen crowdsourced data collection.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s) CC BY-NC 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 08 May 2017 13:58
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2019 23:17
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/75971

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