The Justice Study
After accompanying the Frisco5 in a Hunger Strike protesting police killings in San Francisco, physicians and researchers of the Do No Harm Coalition were asked by community members of the Justice 4 Mario Woods Coalition to create a research project to investigate the health outcomes in communities where there is police violence and no justice.
The research team from UCSF and Santa Clara University developed The Justice Study with community direction and launched the national survey in March. The scope of the study investigates all law enforcement violence—from police to ICE to FBI. We are currently working on data analysis.
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What is this study investigating?
We seek to understand the health effects of police violence, particularly when there is no justice for that violence.
Who is doing this study?
The health researchers are from UCSF and Santa Clara University with the Do No Harm Coalition who have been directly caring for communities affected by police violence. They were requested to do this research by the Justice 4 Mario Woods Coalition and Mario Woods’ mother.
Who participated in this study?
Individuals over the age of 18 who has been affected or knows someone who has been affected by U.S. law enforcement violence (including police, ICE, FBI, private security guards, border patrol, etc).
Are you looking for specific perspectives?
Data shows that indigenous, Black, Latinx, disabled, mentally ill and poor people are disproportionately targeted by police violence. We hope to amplify these voices.
How do I participate?
The study has stopped collecting surveys at this time. Please email email@example.com if you would like to be involved in data analysis.
How are you protecting your participants?
The survey is confidential and anonymous. We cannot know who participants are or where they are. The data is stored behind the university’s firewall.
Is anyone making money off of this study?
This study is entirely unfunded.
What will you do with the findings?
We will publish the findings in the medical literature and in the media. Our aim is to shape policy and public understanding of police violence in order to ensure greater safety and health for all communities.