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James Jones’ unarmed black male: exploring human stories behind the numbers of police brutality

Koch, Fiona (2017) James Jones’ unarmed black male: exploring human stories behind the numbers of police brutality. POLIS: journalism and society at the LSE (16 Jan 2017). Website.

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Abstract

In 2015, police officers killed 1,146 people in the United States, according to The Counted, the Guardian newspaper’s online project documenting police killings. The vast majority were by gunshot, and one in five victims were unarmed. Of the total number, 193 (16%) were African American males aged between 15-34, despite representing just 2% of the general US population. The rate of police-involved deaths for this group is five times higher than for white men of the same age.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/polis/
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: Media and Communications
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Sets: Departments > Media and Communications
Research centres and groups > POLIS
Date Deposited: 11 May 2017 14:21
Last Modified: 26 May 2020 23:25
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/76598

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