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Reducing US Police Shootings

How a new training system could reduce deadly police shootings in the US.

Nearly 1,000 people were shot and killed by the US police in 2015, sparking protests and huge controversy. But a new solution promises to reduce the death toll, by focusing on the key moment of stress in which guns are discharged. Studies have looked at police officers reactions in these situations - including their stress levels and their implicit biases. Now, a new training system has been developed which uses heart rate monitors and breathing exercises to minimise the stress reaction. World Hacks investigates whether the system works, and whether it will help save lives.

Also, a big idea about making theatres accessible to everyone.

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23 minutes

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Sun 4 Dec 2016 09:06GMT


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