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David Baker: Deaths after Police Contact in USA (ext event)

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David Baker: "Deaths after police contact in the US: An enduring problem"

In this talk David Baker considers how increasingly aggressive policing in the US leads to citizens dying after police contact. It examines how race, mental health and gender can play a part in who dies and how they die. The talk is based off research undertaken in 16 US states with families who had lost loved ones to police violence. It argues that violent death is normalised in the US, and that policing is in some ways a reflection of this normalisation.

David is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Coventry University. His research focuses on police accountability in relation to deaths after police contact. His book ‘Deaths after police contact: Constructing accountability in the 21st century’, was published by Palgrave-Macmillan in 2016. His most recent research papers focus on the impact of these deaths on the families of the victims of police violence in the United States. He has appeared on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Four Thought’ talking about his US research and written several articles for the online academic website ‘The Conversation.’

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Location: Brewdog, 8 Friar Lane, Leicester LE1 5RA
Date: Tuesday, 16 April 2019
Time: 19:30 BST
Access: Public
Category: (i) External event of interest*
Created by: Public Access ( by LSS editor )
Updated: Monday, 8 April 2019 05:58 GMT
Attachments: None

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