On the beat
Chair of Criminal Justice Studies Jeffrey Snipes commented on current staffing levels at Bay Area police departments for an April 16 report in the San Francisco Appeal. Based on a comparison of the per capita number of violent crimes, "Oakland is phenomenally understaffed compared to San Francisco and San Jose," both of which have more officers, Snipes said. "However, it is what police do that outweighs considerably the number of police."
Return to health
Associate Professor of Anthropology Mariana Ferreira remarked on the health effects of government policies toward Native Americans for an April 12 California Watch article. The latest research shows that networks of social support and a strong cultural identity "can be protective factors that make people less vulnerable," Ferreira said.
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