Killed by Police: Validity of Media-Based Data and Misclassification of Death Certificates in Massachusetts, 2004–2016

Professor Sofia Gruskin and co-authors published an article, “Killed by Police: Validity of Media-Based Data and Misclassification of Death Certificates in Massachusetts, 2004–2016,” in the American Journal of Public Health Sept. 13. The article shows how news media–based data sets are roughly equivalent to vital statistics data in classifying deaths due to law enforcement activity. The potential this offers for research in this area using publicly available sources remains to be further explored in other places in the United States.

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Authors: Justin M. Feldman, Sofia Gruskin, Brent A. Coull and Nancy Krieger
Published By:  American Journal of Public Health
Date: Sept. 13, 2017
Publication Link: http://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/full/10.2105/AJPH.2017.303940