at Yale Law School will focus on what causes people to
view police and the criminal justice system as legitimate
and therefore to comply with police orders. They will
base their work on psychological research into legitimacy
and procedural justice as it applies to police-citizen
• Researchers at UCLA’s Center for Policing Equity, co-directed by social psychologist Philip Atiba Goff, PhD, will
explore ways to reduce implicit racial bias.
• David Kennedy, director of the National Network
On Dec. 12, faith leaders from communities throughout New York City led a demonstration and prayer vigil on the steps of City
Hall in protest of the Staten Island, New York, grand jury’s decision not to indict a police officer involved in the death of Eric Garner.
Dr. Tom Tyler and Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt
discussed their research and ways to
build public trust with police at the first
hearing of the President’s Task Force
on 21st Century Policing. To watch, go
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