Mathalicious: Good Cop, Bad Cop

How should police departments address excessive use of force?

A number of high-profile cases have painted a disturbing picture of how police officers treat the people they’re supposed to keep safe.

In this lesson, students compare the distributions of excessive force of two police departments and explore how the shape of the distribution affects the effectiveness of different solution attempts.


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Math Topics
Data, Graphing & Statistics, Mean, Median, Mode
Social Studies Topics
Government and Political Science
High School
9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

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