Kentucky State University professors to present at annual Society for Police and Criminal Psychology conference
Two Kentucky State University professors will present their work at the upcoming Society for Police and Criminal Psychology conference.
Adjunct professor and two-time graduate of Kentucky State University, Lana Marlene Browning-Wainscott, and Dr. Johnathon Sharp, assistant professor of psychology, will present their work at the annual Society for Police and Criminal Psychology conference.
According to Dr. Tierra Freeman Taylor, their research was Kentucky State University Institutional Research Board (IRB) approved and sampled from Kentucky State campus community members.
According to Taylor, the overall goal of their project was to gain a much-needed understanding of the role of race in police shootings.
“This presentation will impact the field by demonstrating the importance of researching exposure to race, in which some police are associated with unjustified stops of citizens, verbal abuse, excessive force, and corruption, impacts the ability of members of the larger law enforcement community to perform their duty to protect and serve the public,” Taylor said.
Taylor said understanding the extent of this impact has important implications for police training and job performance, development of procedures in law enforcement and in the judicial system, as well as for public safety and security.
The conference takes place online this year, from Nov. 5-7.