Making Inferences About Racial Disparities in Police Violence
1 Pages Posted: 6 Aug 2019 Last revised: 6 Dec 2019
Date Written: August 2, 2019
A recent published article, Johnson et al. (2019), examines the role of race in police violence using data on fatal officer-involved shootings. A logical fallacy renders this analysis uninformative for the study of racially biased policing.
Keywords: policing, racial bias, Bayes' Rule
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