Making Inferences About Racial Disparities in Police Violence

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Dean Knox

Princeton University

Jonathan Mummolo

Princeton University

Date Written: August 2, 2019

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Knox, Dean and Mummolo, Jonathan, Making Inferences About Racial Disparities in Police Violence (August 2, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3431132 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3431132

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