The role of collider bias in understanding statistics on racially biased policing

16 Jul 2020Norman FentonMartin NeilSteven Frazier

Contradictory conclusions have been made about whether unarmed blacks are more likely to be shot by police than unarmed whites using the same data. The problem is that, by relying only on data of 'police encounters', there is the possibility that genuine bias can be hidden... (read more)

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