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Police Reform Lessons from Around the World

Princeton University's Laurence Ralph and the Council on Criminal Justice's Thomas Abt join Deep Dish to explain why police brutality is not a uniquely American phenomenon.
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This year, the murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and other Black people drove mass Black Lives Matter protests against racial injustice demanding communities defund the police. Princeton University’s Laurence Ralph and the Council on Criminal Justice’s Thomas Abt join Deep Dish to explain why police brutality is not a uniquely American phenomenon and argue the strongest examples of successful police reform come from outside the United States.

About the Guests
Laurence Ralph
Professor of Anthropology, Princeton University
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Laurence Ralph is a professor of anthropology at Princeton University.
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Thomas Abt
Senior Fellow, Council on Criminal Justice
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Thomas Abt is a senior fellow at the Council on Criminal Justice.
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Vice President, Studies
Council expert Brian Hanson
Brian Hanson is the Vice President of Studies at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs with expertise in policy and politics. He oversees the Council's research operations and hosts the weekly podcast, Deep Dish on Global Affairs.
Council expert Brian Hanson