A Study of Bias in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department’s Threat Assessment Process – National Policing Institute

A Study of Bias in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department’s Threat Assessment Process – National Policing Institute

There is a link for a .pdf to the report at the webpage.
— Read on www.policinginstitute.org/publication/a-study-of-bias-in-the-washington-d-c-metropolitan-police-departments-threat-assessment-process/

Investigative Report on the Role of Online Platforms in the Tragic Mass Shooting in Buffalo on May 14, 2022

The mass shooting in and around the Tops grocery store in Buffalo, New York on May 14, 2022 that claimed

the lives of ten individuals and injured three others was all the more horrific because of the white supremacist ideological motivation that fueled it and the shooter’s meticulous planning. The disturbing reality is that

this attack is part of an epidemic of mass shootings often perpetrated by young men radicalized online by

an ideology of hate. This report details what my office has learned about how the Buffalo shooter was first indoctrinated and radicalized through online platforms, and how he used these and other platforms to plan, implement, and promote these acts of terror.1 The report assesses the strengths and weaknesses of the response of various online platforms in the wake of the Buffalo shooting. Readers should be cautioned that this report contains graphic textual descriptions of bigotry and violence, including quotes from the shooter’s own writing that, in our opinion, are necessary to contextualize and explain this story.


More Guns, Same Amount of Crime? | Manhattan Institute

The past 40 years have seen nothing short of a revolution in Americans’ right to carry a concealed firearm in public. In 1980, the vast majority of states either did not grant concealed weapon permits or offered them only on a “may-issue” basis, meaning that authorities retained discretion…
— Read on www.manhattan-institute.org/analyzing-effect-of-right-to-carry-laws-on-homicide-and-violent-crime

Review and Analysis of the Philadelphia Police Department and Other Related Police Spending – Office of the Controller

There is a quick Guide and the full report available for download on this page.

An analysis of the Philadelphia Police Department’s (PPD) budget and spending that examines how PPD spends its budgeted funds and deploys its available resources.
— Read on controller.phila.gov/philadelphia-audits/ppd-review/

Reducing Deaths in Law Enforcement Custody:  Identifying High-Priority Needs for the Criminal Justice System

Congress enacted the Death in Custody Reporting Act of 2013 (DCRA) to address the lack of reliable information about law enforcement–related deaths and deaths in correctional institutions. The U.S. Department of Justice has conducted several activities designed to respond to the provisions specified in the DCRA legislation, as well as their own federal mandates, toward a comprehensive understanding of the prevalence and characteristics of deaths that occur in law enforcement custody. Despite these efforts, no national data collection program currently describes all deaths that occur in law enforcement custody. These data are critical to support strategies to reduce such deaths; to promote public safety through appropriate responses to reported crimes, calls for service, and police-community encounters; and to build trust with communities.

See more and get a copy of the report HERE

Racial Disparities in Traffic Stops – Public Policy Institute of California

Key Takeaways
Stark racial inequity has long been a deeply troubling aspect of our criminal justice system. In recent years, traffic stops have emerged as a key factor driving some of these inequities and an area of potential reform. Are there opportunities to identify kinds of traffic stops that could be enforced in alternative ways—potentially improving officer and civilian safety, enhancing police efficiency, and reducing racial disparities—without jeopardizing road safety?

To explore this question, in this report we use data on 3.4 million traffic stops made in 2019 by California’s 15 largest law enforcement agencies to examine racial disparities in stop outcomes and experiences across time of the day, type of law enforcement agency, and type of traffic violation.
— Read on www.ppic.org/publication/racial-disparities-in-traffic-stops/

Deeply Rooted: How Racial History Informs Oklahoma’s Death Penalty | Death Penalty Information Center

528, 531 (W.D. Okla. 1949) Oklahoma’s death penalty is at a crossroads. The projected increase in executions in Oklahoma comes while the death penalty is…
— Read on deathpenaltyinfo.org/facts-and-research/dpic-reports/dpic-special-reports/deeply-rooted-how-racial-history-informs-oklahomas-death-penalty

Patterns of Juvenile Court Referrals of Youth Born in 2000

This bulletin describes the official juvenile court referral histories of more than 160,000 youth born in 2000 from 903 selected United States counties. Using data from the National Juvenile Court Data Archive, this bulletin focuses on the demographic and case processing characteristics of youth referred to juvenile court and the proportion of the cohort that was referred to juvenile court more than once, as well as histories defined as serious, violent, and chronic.