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Hawkins on Black Communities, Police Brutality, and Coping with Trauma: The Conversation

Communications Studies assistant professor Deion Hawkins shares with the academic news site The Conversation his research on the mental health effects of police brutality within Black communities, finding three trauma triggers – intense sadness, hypervigilance and sense of helplessness.

Critical issues of police reform and police brutality are in discussion across America following the police beating and killing of Tyre Nichols in Memphis recently.

Read The Conversation piece.

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