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.

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The Nature of Crime: Continuity and Change

This is an excellent resource!

A 4 volume set. The link below will take you to a webpage where you can access all 4 volumes. It would be interesting to see how different the Criminal Justice System was in 2000 and were the experts saw it going.

The Nature of Crime: Continuity and Change
— Read on www.ncjrs.gov/criminal_justice2000/vol1_2000.html

21st Century Policing Task Force Report: The First Five Year

The National Police Foundation (NPF) partnered with the Joyce Foundation and 21CP Solutions to examine the reach and impact of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing Report in the law enforcement field in the five years following the publication’s release. NPF used quantifiable measures to demonstrate diffusion of report concepts along with qualitative data on stakeholder perceptions.

In December 2014, the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing (hereafter “the 21CP Task Force”) was established in the aftermath of police uses of force in Ferguson, MO, Cleveland, OH, and New York City, and related First Amendment assemblies and protests across the United States. The 21CP Task Force focused policing practices that promote effective crime reduction strategies and build public trust.

In May 2015, the 21CP Task Force delivered a final report (hereafter “the 21CP Task Force Report”) with 156 recommendations and action items to law enforcement agencies and the federal government. These were organized within six pillars—building trust and legitimacy, policy and oversight, technology and social media, community policing and crime reduction, training and education, and officer wellness and safety. NPF will assess the 21CPTask Force Report’s reach and impact within the law enforcement field in the five years following the publication release.

See the Website HERE

or the Project Publications below

21st Century Policing Task Force Report: The First Five Years (Final Report)

America’s most anxious city revealed by data. It should have been painfully obvious — RT Op-ed

This is an interesting article about the failure of Seattle in 2020. This is a nice contrast to how the media portrayed Seattle as a success story.

You only have to look at how Seattle (mis) governs itself, allows anarchic ‘autonomous zones’ to flourish, and slashes police budgets, to realise its residents have got a lot to be nervous about.
— Read on www.rt.com/op-ed/539967-seattle-residents-chop-us/


Data Driven Decision-Making

This is a very interesting website. I suggest taking time to look through the data. I have some suspicious with the explanation of the data and what data is available. There is noting positive about the Quality of Life in San Francisco. Homelessness and Crime is out of control. I took a quick look at the data and 2021 looks no different and even better (the filing rate) than pre-Boudin years.
I would like to know if defendants not held on bail are committing new crimes while there criminal cases are pending, because intuitively it looks like more are. What is the recidivism of those released? Some reports from California show recidivism low yet for probation about 60% commit a new crime or break the rules of probation and are sent back to prison.
One serious flaw is the understatement of harm in property crimes. People feel violated when someone breaks into their car rips open all the compartments spewing the contents on the floor of the car and taking everything of value. Its worse if the car is damaged to make entry or your college term paper was on your laptop that was stolen. The violation to your person increases when your garage or home is burglarized. Realistically chances of being burglarized is rare and the burglar returning is even rarer. Yet the fear people have when finding that their home was broken into, the contents of all their drawers and closets dumped on the floor. There private areas of their home occupied by a stranger rummaging their intimate possessions. Some people can’t go back into their home.
Yet Progressive Prosecutors want us to believe that these property crimes really are not a big deal and do not call for much in the form of punishment and certainly not prison. Below DA Boudin want to resolve ham – he is talking for the defendant. The Defendant caused the harm and now needs to be accountable for the penalty of prison.

Under the leadership of District Attorney Chesa Boudin, the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office works tirelessly to restore victims, resolve harm, and break the cycle of crime. As gatekeepers of the criminal justice system, prosecutors have both a legal and ethical duty to ensure the system operates effectively and without bias to protect public safety.

SA STAT can be found here