by Chris Smith
Last Updated Mar 9, 2023
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About Police & Society
This guide provides selected course-specific resources for MET CJ251: Police & Society.
Featured Resource: Pew Research Center
Trust in America: Do Americans trust the police? (Pew Research Center)The relationship between the public and police across the United States was brought into sharp focus over the course of 2020 and 2021 following the killings of several Black Americans by police, including George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, and the worldwide protests that followed. In this episode of our Trust in America video series, our researchers discuss Americans’ trust in police, how views of and experiences with policing vary across political and demographic lines, and how Americans feel about proposals for police reform.
Brookings Institute: Bad Apples Come from Rotten Trees in Policing