Andrew Austin speaks on racial bias in civilian-police encounters at scholarly conference

Sociologists from around the nation convened in Nashville, Tennessee last week to participate in the Mid-South Sociological Association Conference around the theme “Beyond Sundown: Sociologist Seeking Past Truths, Present Justice, and Possible Futures,” held this year in association with the Black Nashville Assembly, a participatory democracy and political engagement project.

In the session “Criminology: Race and Police Encounters,” Andrew Austin of Democracy and Justice Studies spoke on the scholarly literature on racial bias in civilian-police contacts across a range of interactions, including fatal police shootings.

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