People with disabilities more likely to be arrested

ITHACA, N.Y. – People with disabilities face all sorts of discrimination every day. New Cornell University research suggests they may also face it while interacting with the police. People with disabilities in the study – including emotional, physical, cognitive or sensory disabilities – were nearly 44 percent more likely to be arrested by age 28, […]

Dark-skinned whites arrested more than those with lighter skin

ITHACA, N.Y. – A Cornell University study found that black men, no matter how dark or light their skin, get arrested at the same rate, but darker-skinned white men are more likely to be arrested than those with lighter skin. The study draws on a persistent stereotyping phenomenon – which social psychologists have known for […]

Poll shows majority of New York residents trust police and approve of officers using body cameras

ITHACA, N.Y. – More than six in 10 New York state residents – 64 percent ­– have a high level of trust for their local police department – and the more interaction citizens have with their local police, the more they trust area law enforcement, according to the latest Cornell University Empire State Poll. Despite a […]