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.

National Urban League Unveils “21 Pillars,” A Comprehensive Framework for Redefining Public Safety | National Urban League

National Urban League Unveils “21 Pillars,” A Comprehensive Framework for Redefining Public Safety | National Urban League
— Read on nul.org/news/national-urban-league-unveils-21-pillars-comprehensive-framework-redefining-public-safety

Make sure to look for the .pdf download

Racial Disparities in Misdemeanor Speeding Convictions | RAND

In this report, researchers use data on speeding violations in Virginia to examine whether there are racial disparities in who benefits from the discretion of law enforcement and the courts to discount or downgrade misdemeanor violations.

— Read on www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RRA1317-1.html

A .pdf of the report can be accessed at the website.

CPD’s Pattern and Practice of Home Invasions – South Side Weekly

On Tuesday, July 27, seven months after Chicago witnessed body-camera footage of Anjanette Young in her home, naked and surrounded by officers who were raiding it in search of someone who did not live there, the City Council is holding a hearing on an ordinance named after her. The Anjanette Young Ordinance would prohibit the practice of no-knock or knock-and-announce warrants, require more evidence beyond just one informant before conducting a raid, and require police to keep more documentation of such home invasions, especially when children are present.
— Read on southsideweekly.com/cpds-pattern-and-practice-of-home-invasions/

Murders Spiked In 2020. How Will That Change The Politics of Crime? | FiveThirtyEight

There are several different points of view represented here.

Welcome to FiveThirtyEight’s politics chat. The transcript below has been lightly edited. sarah (Sarah Frostenson, politics editor): New data released by the FB…
— Read on fivethirtyeight.com/features/murders-spiked-in-2020-how-will-that-change-the-politics-of-crime/

NYC’s streets, where disorder is rampant – New York Daily News

This is a great example of the connection between disorder and crime. The article also shows the need for police with other agencies as that try to do jobs that were done by police.

Recent NYPD crime stats show gun violence has crept back down, yet levels are still double what they were in 2019. Unfortunately, structural changes over the past two years in NYC policing and prosecution make it difficult to combat the seemingly benign street crimes that are tied to much of the city’s remaining violence and disorder.
— Read on www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-nycs-streets-where-disorder-is-rampant-20210921-xblozqt6nvc5rdlie4jqf4iy5y-story.html

An interview with Bill Bratton on the Reducing Crime Podcast

This is an EXCELLENT Podcast. I haven’t read Bill Bratton’s new book “The Profession” but I’m sure it is probably as good as his fist book “Turnaround” (One of my favorites). Bratton talks about several main points of policing that are key to the profession. The last 10 minutes Bratton compares the trends on the 1970s that caused the crime problems in the 1990s and the parallels he sees today which may generate similar crime problems in the future. An excellent comparison.

Check it out here: