YJBM Special Series: Racism and Health – Episode 2: Interview with Dr. Monica Bell



Although we typically cover topics that address the biomedical sciences, epidemiology, and healthcare practice, it is no secret that the systemic biases, residential segregation, violent responses to protesting, and further injustices that we see today all drive healthcare inequality and inform the topics and methods of research/practice for our audience. In light of the recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Elijah McClain, among others, we’ve decided to use our platform as an avenue of communication for esteemed researchers in the fields of policing, Law, and criminal justice. In this episode, Wes interviews Dr. Monica Bell regarding race and class segregation, police reform and abolition, and minimizing harm to marginalized communities within clinical and behavioral research. Dr. Bell also shares resources, frameworks, and major questions that motivate her work and give context to recent legislation and proposals.

References and Resources (informal):

The Wandering Officer
https://www.yalelawjournal.org/article/the-wandering-officer
@BenGrunwald and @JohnMRappaport

Anti-Segregation Policing
https://www.nyulawreview.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/NYULawReview-Volume-95-Issue-3-Bell.pdf
Twitter: @monicacbell

Police Reform and the Dismantling of Legal Estrangement
https://law.yale.edu/sites/default/files/area/center/liman/document/b.2054.bell.2150_rbbnaxd9.pdf
Twitter: @monicacbell

Reform and Abolition:

Toward A Radical Imagination of Law
https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3061917
Twitter: @orangebegum

Abolition Constitutionalism
https://harvardlawreview.org/2019/11/abolition-constitutionalism/
Twitter: @DorothyERoberts

Critical Resistance
http://criticalresistance.org
Contributions by Rachel Herzing

Power Over Policing
http://bostonreview.net/law-justice/jocelyn-simonson-power-over-policing
Twitter: @j_simonson

Bail Nullification
https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2879629
Twitter: @j_simonson

Copwatching
https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2571470
Twitter: @j_simonson

Toward Democratic Police Reform: A Vision for Community Engagement Provisions in DOJ Consent Decrees
https://heinonline.org/HOL/LandingPage?handle=hein.journals/wflr51&div=36&id=&page=
Twitter: @ProfSPatel

Moonlighting: The Private Employment of Off-Duty Officers
https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2830652
Twitter: @PoliceLawProf