Public Health scholars: How can Police brutality influence health? How can we solve that?
What is the relationships between police brutality and poor health outcomes among Blacks and identiﬁed ﬁve intersecting pathways? First, fatal injuries that increase population-speciﬁc mortality rates;Second, adverse physiological responses that increase morbidity; Third, racist public reactions that cause stress; Fourth, arrests, incarcerations, and legal, medical, and funeral bills that cause ﬁnancial strain; and fifth, integrated oppressive structures that cause systematic disempowerment. Targeted on these situations, public health scholars are seeking to find more useful data, do more accurate research, and should the responsibility against racist practices in police by suggesting some public policies.
Alang, S., McAlpine, D., McCreedy, E., & Hardeman, R. (2017). Police Brutality and Black Health: Setting the Agenda for Public Health Scholars. American Journal Of Public Health, 107(5), 662-665. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2017.303691