Free Webinar: Preventing Fatal Police Shootings: It Can Be Done

When:  May 26, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM (PT)
Associated with  Public Engagement with Science
Every year more than 1,000 Americans die during encounters between police and citizens. And contrary to US Supreme Court opinions, fatal shootings do not inevitably arise from split-second decisions; they are preventable by a broad range of interventions in systems and institutions. Join this webinar to hear about hopeful scholarship centering on officer-involved shootings and real-world interventions that reduce the number, including mental health innovations, career incentives, and red-flag laws already in place in Indiana.

This free hour-long webinar sponsored by Social Science Space, an online social network sponsored by SAGE Publishing, and the American Academy of Political and Social Science, will be hosted by Lawrence Sherman. Sherman recently edited a volume of The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political & Social Science on this topic, and will be joined by eminent criminologists Robin Engel, Andrew Papachristos, and Harold Pollack as panelists.