As Black Lives Matter protests continue to be held throughout the US following the death of George Floyd, many people are evaluating the role of policing in society.
In recent years, police departments in New York and Ohio have backed out of trainings with Bill Lewinski, and his work has been criticized by Lisa Fournier, a Washington State University psychology professor and an “American Journal of Psychology” editor.
But Fournier told Insider that the work of Lewinski’s that she has evaluated often lacked control groups, and drew conclusions without the support from data. She said she had issues with Lewinski’s peer-review processes, and said she didn’t believe enough scientists were involved.
“It’s amazing to me that the Force Science Institute gets away with this stuff,” she told Insider.