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The Uneven Spillover Effects of Police Violence: Mapping the Relationship between Police Shootings and Racialized Stress

 

Theme: Mental Health Among Marginalized Communities
Project Title: The Uneven Spillover Effects of Police Violence: Mapping the Relationship between Police Shootings and Racialized Stress
GranteeHajar Yazdiha, Assistant Professor, University of Southern California; Courtney Boen, University of Pennsylvania
Grant Period: April-September 2020

Abstract
Studies document the racialized spillover effects of police violence on the population, but questions about the emotional and stress-related mechanisms underlying these effects remain unclear. Using computational methods, this project evaluates the spillover effects of police violence using longitudinal data, a quasi-natural experiment design, and two cases. In particular, this project addresses two research questions: 1) What are the emotional, psychological, and stress-related spillover effects of police violence? 2) Are these effects stratified by race, gender, age, and/or place? Findings from this study will improve scientific understanding of the role of public events in shaping broader patterns of racial inequality.