The Sci-Files – 07/31/2022 – Zahra Ahmad – Police Use of Force: Changing Policy Can Save Lives

Chelsie Boodoo and Daniel Puentes

On this week’s SciFiles, your hosts Chelsie and Daniel interview Jamie Liebold. Zahra is a senior studying Comparative Cultures and Politics with Minors in Global Public Health and Epidemiology and Computational Math, Science, and Engineering. Aware of the racial bias in police use of force, Zahra’s research focuses on the impact police administrative policy can have on police behavior, especially regarding police use of force. This episode will look at the situation of the State of Michigan in terms of the level of transparency of these policies, what this means, and where to go from there. Please see if you want to learn more about the policy reforms that inspired the research!
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