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About Brian Finch

Brian Finch is the Director of the Southern California Population Research Center at the Dornsife College of Letters Arts and Sciences Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR) at the University of Southern California. Find out more about Brian's work.


Police Homicides in the United States

This post presents emerging findings from Fatal Encounters, the most comprehensive police collection of homicide data in the country. The database aims to inform policy to reduce police homicide by documenting the extent and nature of the problem across the US.


What do We Know, and How do We Feel about Police Homicides in the US?

A year ago a Washington Post article posed an ominous question: How many police shootings take place a year? The answer was startling: No one knows.  (more…)

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