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Criminal Justice News Spring 2015 - Vol. 4, No. 1

Tired cops: Justice and injustice

 

 

Dr. Bryan Vila‘s recent TEDx talk is very timely now that police around the country seem to be coming under closer scrutiny than ever in the way that they uphold the law. His talk was about how one of the roots of injustice might be something we hardly think about: tired cops. Vila gives us a new way of looking at police justice or injustice in America.

Using data from his team’s research, Vila focuses on the impact of police fatigue, shift work, and long work hours on two critical issues:

  • Justice in the streets, which affects community safety, trust and accountability; and
  • Justice in the workplace for cops, which affects what police can, and should be, held accountable for.

This talk was given at a local TEDx event in December, produced independently of the TED Conferences.

Washington State University