New York Times
| by Shaila Dewan

Dana Professor of Sociology Neil Gross contributed to a March 29 New York Times article attempting to deconstruct the Ferguson Effect. Gross comments on the “perception that police are unjust” and the effect on communities. “In cities where there was more concern about police violence, homicide and other violent crimes rose more,” he wrote. But reducing calls for accountability isn’t the solution, he argues. “The idea that if we just stopped caring about police violence, crime would go down, makes no sense,” he concludes.

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