The Challenge of Race and Crime in a Free Society: The Racial Divide in Fifty Years of Juvenile Justice Reform | The George Washington Law Review

This is a critique of the REPORT’s findings on Juvenile Justice.

The Challenge of Race and Crime in a Free Society: The Racial Divide in Fifty Years of Juvenile Justice Reform | The George Washington Law Review
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Long-term drop in solving rape cases | Modern Policing

This article reviews the national clearance rate for rape, which has dropped from 62% in 1964 to 32% in 2017. Some of the decline is probably due to increased reporting by victims and more complete recording by police. Also, the FBI definition was expanded in 2013 and, most recently, #MeToo has caused a surge in…
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Berkeley not so special any more | Modern Policing

Here is another report about the difficulty the police departments are facing for hiring new officers.

I think this is causing police to re-examine their recruiting and hiring procedures. What will policing look like 10-20 years from now?

Berkeley PD has many unfilled positions and has lost experienced officers to other agencies in recent years, something that rarely happened before, according to this article. The agency has a distinctive history going all the way back to August Vollmer, and was the “go to” agency in northern California for many years. Current and departed…
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Home | BJA Body-Worn Camera Toolkit

This is an excellent resource for any police department implementing Body Worn Cameras or reviewing their police and procedure. There are over 700 different resources available in the form of policy, studies, research, and training aids.

The Body Worn-Camera Toolkit was created by the Bureau of Justice Assistance as a resource for law enforcement agencies across the country and around the world.
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Short-term results from foot patrol in San Francisco | Modern Policing

Below is a link to the UC Berkeley report.

This article reports a 17% drop in thefts and 19% drop in assaults in San Francisco following reassignment of 69 officers to foot patrol in 2017. The main target was thefts, especially from autos, which had nearly doubled since 2010, from 2,100 per month to over 4,000, with a very low clearance rate. Analysis by…
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See the the UC Berkeley report HERE

FOP Survey Finds Low Morale, Doubts About Policing Strategies Among Nashville Cops

This is an interesting article that reports on a survey of police officers and information on a policing strategy used. There are links in the article for the survey results and the implementation of the policing strategy.

A survey of 593 Nashville police officers taken in April reflects some of the same issues highlighted by recent assessment
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