Study Published on Police Violence and its Mental Health Correlates in U.S. Cities, by SSW's DeVylder, Sharpe, Nam, and Colleagues

November 14, 2016

Study published in Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences shows that police victimization is commonly reported in U.S. cities, inequitably distributed across racial/ethnic groups, and related to depression and psychological distress. Findings are based on survey data collected in Baltimore, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. (N=1615). This is one of the first studies to report community-based estimates of police victimization, and one of the first to look at mental health correlates of negative encounters between civilians and police.


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