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Research Letter
September 7, 2021

Injuries to Children and Adolescents by Law Enforcement: An Analysis of California Emergency Department Visits and Hospitalizations, 2005-2017

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  • 1Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley
JAMA Pediatr. Published online September 7, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2021.2939

Police violence is a critical issue associated with adverse health throughout the lifecourse.1 Exposure to police violence in youth may be uniquely harmful, as adverse experiences during sensitive developmental stages have health implications that compound into adulthood.2,3 Long-standing work by activists and organizers to address police violence has led to calls for documentation of health outcomes among youth that are associated with policing practices.1-3

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