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Northern Illinois University
College of Law
David C. Shapiro Memorial Law Library

Racial and Social Justice: Race and Policing

This Guide presents resources available to NIU College of Law students, faculty, administration and staff to help foster a legal profession dedicated to upholding racial justice.

Racial Disparity in Policing

"The results provide evidence of a significant bias in the killing of unarmed black Americans relative to unarmed white Americans, in that the probability of being {black, unarmed, and shot by police} is about 3.49 times the probability of being {white, unarmed, and shot by police} on average." - Cody T. Ross, Plos One Journal

"Black Chicagoans were subjected to 72% of all stops, yet constitute just 32% of the city’s population. And, even in majority white police districts, minorities were stopped disproportionately to the number of minority people living in those districts" - ACLU, 2015 Study

Special Collections

Important Works

Campaign Zero

 

Campaign ZERO was developed with contributions from activists, protesters and researchers across the nation. This data-informed platform presents a package of policy solutions to end police violence in America. It integrates community demands and policy recommendations from research organizations and President Obama's Task Force on 21st Century Policing.

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