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.

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:

soundcloud.com/user-780649270/38-bill-bratton

Racist Policing And Inappropriate Use Of Force: Aurora Police, Fire Rescue Routinely Violate State And Federal Law, AG Finds | Colorado Public Radio

Colorado will require both agencies to overhaul rules around use of force, ketamine and hiring practices.

— Read on www.cpr.org/2021/09/15/racist-policing-and-inappropriate-use-of-force-aurora-police-fire-rescue-routinely-violate-state-and-federal-law-ag-finds/

There is a link to the AG’s report available for download.

Firearm Availability, Homicide, and the Context of Structural Disadvantage – Daniel C. Semenza, Richard Stansfield, Trent Steidley, Ashley M. Mancik, 2021

Firearm Availability, Homicide, and the Context of Structural Disadvantage – Daniel C. Semenza, Richard Stansfield, Trent Steidley, Ashley M. Mancik, 2021
— Read on journals.sagepub.com/eprint/JYKWID5VHTBYYNRJE4HX/full

As of 9-11-2021 FREE .pdf AWESOME!

Can We Really Defund the Police? A Nine-Agency Study of Police Response to Calls for Service – Cynthia Lum, Christopher S. Koper, Xiaoyun Wu, 2021

Abstract
The protests following the killing of George Floyd in the summer of 2020 led to contentious discussions and debates in many cities about policing, with some calling to “defund the police.” However, this debate has generally proceeded without adequate research about either the scale or nature of issues that the police handle and the potential consequences of the proposed reform efforts. To respond to this research gap, we analyze millions of 911 calls for service across nine U.S. agencies. We report on the types of calls for service that the police handle, including how frequently different calls arise, how much time agencies spend on different categories of calls, and the outcomes of those calls. We find that the amount and types of incidents for which people call the police are voluminous, with the vast majority not obviously transferable to other organizations or government sectors without significant resource expenditures or adjustments. However, if the police retain these responsibilities, they also need to reconsider how they can more effectively address community concerns.
— Read on journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/10986111211035002

The full report is available here