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Friday, December 11, 2015
Logo for the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues
In response to the attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, SPARQ Research Scientist Sarah Lyons-Padilla and University of Maryland Professor of Psychology Michele Gelfand co-authored a fact sheet for the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues on strategies for preventing homegrown radicalization...
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Seal for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
SPARQ hosted the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy at Stanford University to discuss how to leverage police body-worn camera data.
Friday, December 4, 2015
Anti-immigration march in Riesa, Germany, September 9 2015. Fabrizio Bensch/REUTERS
SPARQ Research Scientist Sarah Lyons-Padilla set out to study why some Muslims in the United States are drawn to radical movements. Her findings, published in The Conversation and reprinted in The Washington Post and Quartz, reveal why homeland security policies that exclude Muslims are counterproductive. The discovery that several of the Paris attackers were European nationals has fueled concern about Muslim immigrants becoming radicalized in the West. Some politicians have expressed views that the best way to avoid homegrown terrorists is to shut the door. The refugee migration debate turned even more contentious after authorities found a Syrian passport...
Friday, September 25, 2015
Two police officers in front of a projection of the american flag
Do the police need to adopt a "warrior mentality" in order to be effective? Or might developing social understanding help officers better connect with their communities? SPARQ Affiliate Jamil Zaki profiled Sue Rahr, the executive director of the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission, about her non-traditional, empathy-focused training program...
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Jennifer Eberhardt Photo

SPARQ just learned that Faculty Co-Director Jennifer Eberhardt has won a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, also known as a "Genius Award," for her groundbreaking research on race, crime, and inequality, and her application of that research to criminal justice practice and policy.

"It was just such an amazing honor" to get the phone call announcing the award, Jennifer said in an interview. "I was just blown away, actually."