Early police stops have long-term criminal justice consequences for Black youth: research

Annie McGlynn-Wright could find no shortage of painful examples of police stopping Black youth when she was working through her University of Washington research — but she wanted to learn more about what happened after those stops, and how those early-in-life experiences, depending on race, might shape the rest of a child’s life. The results of the UW study, which was published in late October, were straightforward: Police encounters during childhood increase the risk of arrests in young adulthood for Black students, but not white students. The study, launched nearly 20 years ago, comes in the...


Read More

[nordot-modal-mode]