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EXPERT AVAILABLE: MU economics professor offers views on vehicle stops reports in mid-Missouri

Aug. 15, 2018

For several years, annual Vehicle Stops Reports (VSRs) from the Missouri Attorney General’s office have prompted discussions at Columbia, Missouri, city council meetings and community forums. A new report using advanced statistical methods from Jeffrey Milyo, a University of Missouri economics professor, finds there is no statistically significant evidence of systemic racial profiling in recent traffic stops and searches by the Columbia Police Department.  Full Story
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Students’ social skills flourish best in groups with similar skill levels, MU study finds

Aug. 15, 2018

Research shows that the behavior of the people you most spend time with can affect your own behavior, for better or worse. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri have found that children who need assistance improving their social skills might benefit more when grouped with peers who have similar social skill levels, rather than with peers who have a similar disability or disorder.  Full Story
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