Researchers at Washington State University have used realistic police simulators to do research on race and police shootings.
From The Washington Post:
“It’s the third time researchers at Washington State—Lois James, Stephen M. James, and Bryan J. Vila—have set up simulations to monitor the differing reactions of police when confronted by white or black suspects. And all three times, they found that officers took significantly more time to fire their weapons if the subject was black, according to their latest report, “The Reverse Racism Effect,” to be published in the journal Criminology & Public Policy.”
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