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New Release: Journal of Social Issues Volume 73, Number 4

This volume of the Journal of Social Issues integrates theoretical and empirical research to examine police violence (i.e., disproportionate physical and psychological injury and maltreatment) against racial and ethnic minorities and provides policy recommendations directed at reducing this violence from a multidisciplinary perspective.

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Congratulations to Dr. Rebecca Covarrubias

SPSSI has selected Dr. Rebecca Covarrubias as the 2017 Michele Alexander Early Career Award Winner. Learn more about Dr. Covarrubias here. 




SPSSI Responds

In September of 2017, SPSSI commended a bipartisan group of six U.S. Senators for introducing a Joint Resolution—passed unanimously by Congress and signed into law—that condemns the violence perpetuated in Charlottesville, VA by white supremacists and other hate groups. Read SPSSI's response here.






SPSSI Responds

SPSSI has released a letter written by President Wendy R. Williams in response to the Las Vegas Massacre. Read the full letter here.



SPSSI 2018 in Pittsburgh

SPSSI's 2018 Summer Conference will take place June 29-July 1, 2018 in Pittsburgh, PA. We are now accepting proposals.

SPSSI at APA Convention

Proposals for the 2018 APA Convention can now be submitted online at:

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