At the link below is the latest poll conducted by UMass Amherst about a few topics one being defund the police. There are 3 links to reports. The survey and 2 reports that contain the breakdown of demographics from the survey. Interesting to get some insight into what the public thinks about defund the police.
Toplines and Crosstabs May 2022: LGBTQ issues and education & BLM and police reform | Department of Political Science | UMass Amherst
— Read on polsci.umass.edu/toplines-and-crosstabs-may-2022-lgbtq-issues-and-education-blm-and-police-reform
In 2020, amid the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic and the protests and riots surrounding the death of George Floyd, America’s homicide rate increased by an astonishing 30%, even as many less serious types of crime held steady or even declined.The purpose of this brief is to describe the…
— Read on www.manhattan-institute.org/breaking-down-the-2020-homicide-spike
Sixty percent of Tucson’s shootings in 2020 occurred in 4% of the city’s geographic area — and a new effort aims to improve life in three apartment complexes at the
— Read on tucson.com/content/tncms/live/
Reuters identified five law-enforcement instructors who embrace far-right movements and espouse fringe conspiracy theories. They’ve taught hundreds of cops.
— Read on www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/usa-police-extremism/
Police Accountability Report hosts Stephen Janis and Taya Graham discuss some of their findings from their ongoing investigation into the town of Milton, West Virginia.
— Read on therealnews.com/police-accountability-report-how-a-small-town-police-department-in-wv-is-fleecing-its-citizens
This is an excellent publication on police corruption and ethics.
This work aims to provide a common level of knowledge and understanding of police integrity and corruption, its causes and the efficacy of strategies for its prevention. Other issues of relevance include the links between integrity (and lapses in it) and the development of corruption, and strategies for instilling organisational values and integrity in staff. It is not an aim of this report to provide an assessment of the current extent or nature of police corruption in the United Kingdom. It is hoped this work will provide an essential base for the development of robust prevention strategies in the longer term.
By definition, a literature review is necessarily historical and shaped by available material. The review covers the main English language literature on the issues of police corruption and police ethics over the past 20 years. It includes the sociological and criminological literature, together with a review of the main ‘official inquiries’ from the United States and Australia.
Black Americans saw a greater spike in murders in 2020 compared to years prior, and at a higher rate than the national increase.
— Read on news.yahoo.com/massive-increase-black-americans-murdered-055426899.html
Using both qualitative and quantitative methods that explore official police data, community and officer surveys and focus groups, and comparisons to peer agencies, we address the following research questions:
What factors contribute to the use (and severity) of force by CSPD officers?
How does CSPD use of force policy and training compare to similarly situated (i.e., peer) cities?
Does the rate and severity of force align with racial/ethnic groups’ representation at risk for having
force used against them by police?
What are possible explanations for any disparities found in police use and severity of force?
What factors contribute to the likelihood of officer and citizen injuries?
How do community members perceive use of force and police-community relations?
How do CSPD officers perceive police use of force and police-community relations?
What improvements should be made to CSPD’s use of force policies, training, and data collection
and analysis to meet current best practices?