Police Violence Think Tank

The Police Violence Think Tank is a project by the School of Social Work’s Racism-based Violence Injury & Prevention Lab. Its mission is to research police violence exposure among emerging adults to develop effective preventive and intervention practices that address unwarranted police violence and its consequences. 

The Digital Scholarship Group and Research Services collaborated with the Lab to map police violence from 2013-2023, using combined data from Fatal Encounters and Mapping Police Violence to examine law enforcement-related fatalities and see which federal, state, and/or local law enforcement agencies were most involved. The results of this collaboration are an interactive map (see below) where users can explore these trends based on different population characteristics over the years and static maps (see below) detailing the total fatalities by law enforcement agencies. For more information, see the brief report and BC news article about the study.