MedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Dr. Jordan E. DeVylder, PhD
Graduate School of Social Service
Fordham University, New York, New York
MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings?
Response: This study is intended to address the lack of empirical research on police violence from a public health perspective.
The main findings are that police violence is relatively widespread in Baltimore and New York City, is disproportionately directed toward people of color and sexual or gender minorities, and is associated with psychological distress, suicidal behavior, and psychosis-like symptoms.