Database of Police Outcomes May Be First Step to Reduce Racial Bias
January 21, 2021
Not only are black people more likely than white people to be stopped by police, but new research in Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences documents that the darker you are, the more likely you are to be shot.
Conversely white people with very white skin are less likely to have force used against them. “Whiteness serve(s) as a protective factor,” Kimberly Barsamian Kahn and Karin D. Martin explain in “The Social Psychology of Racially Biasedread more
President Biden Announced Key Picks for OSTP and PCAST
January 21, 2021
Days before taking office, then President-Elect Biden announced appointments to the Office of Science Policy and Technology (OSTP) and the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). The timing of these appointments demonstrates a strong interest in and commitment to science in the next administration. Under the previous administration, the position of OSTP Director sat empty for nearly two years. Acting quickly to make OSTP appointments was aread more
Social Networks Key to Sticking with STEM
October 22, 2020
Looking for job security? Look no further than STEM, where jobs are projected to grow by more than 8 percent through 2030, with cybersecurity and biomedical, civil and environmental engineering at greatest risk of labor shortages.
Turning young people onto science, technology, engineering and math has been challenging, especially with the best high schools devoted to STEM historically reserved for only the “gifted and talented.”
A broader swath ofread more
Shutting Down the School-to-Prison Pipeline
September 24, 2020
Once our kids are all back in school, so too will be the school resource officers, there to prevent violence yet unwittingly leaving many students feeling “scared and mistrusted,” according to new research in Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences.
In “School Pathways to the Juvenile Justice System,” researchers Tammy Hughes, Tara Raines, and Celeste Malone report that 77 percent of school resource officers who participated in a 2014 studyread more