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Science on Tap Online: Policing As a Public Health Crisis
September 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$5
The next Science on Tap Online is at 7 p.m. Sept. 30. Join on the Science on Tap Facebook Page, YouTube, or register on Zoom. Tickets are a $5 suggested donation on Patreon or make a one-time donation here. Register at https://www.scienceontaporwa.org/events/online_sept_30_policing/.
Recent high profile deaths of unarmed people of color have gained widespread national attention, though negative encounters between police and the community are not a new trend. In addition to the acute impacts felt after the more extreme examples of lethal force, how does policing affect the long-term mental, physical, social and structural health and wellbeing of a community as a whole? Recent research aims to define the broader and more nuanced adverse effects that policing can have on population health.
Three experts for a panel discussion where we will examine questions such as: why does it matter if we define police interaction as a public health issue? Do the characteristics of a community affect how it is policed, or does the policing affect the community’s characteristics? (Or both?) What can be done to prevent negative outcomes related to policing?
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