Some thoughts on the first 787 posts! Thank you!


This is the 787th Blog post for “FutureofPolicing.blog” 

That is a lot of material and I would like to invite you to spend some time and explore to see what is available here.  You can easily search (in the search field) your interests in Criminal Justice (especially Policing) and see if there are any earlier posts that you may find interesting.

This blog was made for 2 major purposes: 

First is to promote discussion of Criminal Justice ideas.  Currently I comment very little compared to what I see on most blogs.  In the future I hope to comment more but writing takes time and so does finding and posting interesting material.  I have a few “article type” papers I need to complete that I hope to post and I would be interested in feedback and discussion.  These articles are months away from completion and I not sure how I want to present them.  

The second purpose is to post material that is used by police departments, County Government, use in policy making, and by decision makers and is not commonly seen in college classrooms.   This is the type of resources that impact day to day operations and are not discussed in academia.  Of course I also seek out government studies and academic material (when freely available) to post.  I think that this type of material is not know beyond its local municipality.  A common belief is Policing is local, however, this doesn’t mean that a municipality and the issues it’s police department faces is 100% unique from all the police departments across the nation.  This is why I believe it is useful to study how other police departments operate and respond to adversity, face issues, etc.

To those that FOLLOW this blog – THANK YOU!  I really appreciate it when you take a look at the new post. 

To those that “LIKE” posts thanks for letting me know I’m doing something worthwhile.

FEEL FREE to SHARE.  Please let your friends or fellow students know about this blog if they have an interest in POLICING or Criminal Justice.

Lastly – COMMENTS:  Comments are COOL!  I enjoy responding to comments.  I blog as a hobby so there may be a delay for me to respond but I will.

Racist Policing And Inappropriate Use Of Force: Aurora Police, Fire Rescue Routinely Violate State And Federal Law, AG Finds | Colorado Public Radio

Colorado will require both agencies to overhaul rules around use of force, ketamine and hiring practices.

— Read on www.cpr.org/2021/09/15/racist-policing-and-inappropriate-use-of-force-aurora-police-fire-rescue-routinely-violate-state-and-federal-law-ag-finds/

There is a link to the AG’s report available for download.

Firearm Availability, Homicide, and the Context of Structural Disadvantage – Daniel C. Semenza, Richard Stansfield, Trent Steidley, Ashley M. Mancik, 2021

Firearm Availability, Homicide, and the Context of Structural Disadvantage – Daniel C. Semenza, Richard Stansfield, Trent Steidley, Ashley M. Mancik, 2021
— Read on journals.sagepub.com/eprint/JYKWID5VHTBYYNRJE4HX/full

As of 9-11-2021 FREE .pdf AWESOME!

The U.S. Criminal Justice System in the Pandemic Era and Beyond: Taking Stock of Efforts to Maintain Safety and Justice Through the COVID-19 Pandemic and Prepare for Future Challenges | RAND

The Priority Criminal Justice Needs Initiative convened a set of workshops with justice practitioners to take stock of responses to the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. They identified key challenges, system innovations, and lessons for the future.

— Read on www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RRA108-8.html

Understanding Subgroups Within the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department: Community and Department Perceptions with Recommendations for Change | RAND

RAND researchers studied deputy subgroups within the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) to learn about how subgroups are formed, why they exist, and whether subgroups have affected community perceptions and trust in LASD.

— Read on www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RRA616-1.html