Episode 197 | Just Responding to Cases of Interpersonal ViolenceJaclynn McKay
Original Release Date: March 18, 2022
In episode three of our Community Relations season, Just Science sat down with Dr. Nick Richardson, a research analyst in RTI’s Center for Community Safety, to discuss disparities in police responses to cases of interpersonal violence.
Addressing racial, socioeconomic, and other inequities in arrests is critical to improving community relations with law enforcement. Researchers have unearthed gender disparities in arrest statistics in cases of interpersonal violence; however, there is little data on the role race and sexuality play in these cases. Listen along as Dr. Richardson, a sociologist by training, discusses his past research on community violence and safety as well as his study on arrest disparities in cases of interpersonal violence on this episode of Just Science.
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Nick Richardson is a research analyst in the Center for Policing Research and Investigative Sciences at RTI International. His research interests focus on the intersection between public health and the criminal-legal system. His recent research has been published in Drug and Alcohol Dependence, Health & Justice, and Criminology & Public Policy.