Research on Policing: Bias, Discretion, and Policy
Presenter: Jack Glaser, Professor, Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley
5101 Tolman Hall
Jack Glaser will describe the research he and his colleagues are conducting on racial bias in policing. This will include discussion of the relevant psychological research that helps to explain how racial discrimination occurs and analysis of policing data elucidating racial disparities. Glaser will discuss his efforts with the Center for Policing Equity to build the National Justice Database, including intensive policy reviews of multiple police departments. He will consider the wide latitude that police officers have in how they carry out their duties and the implications for reducing discretion for making policing more efficient and equitable.