Biden wants to “reinvigorate” funding for the COPS office.

The COPS office produced some of the best publications in policing. There was a time that every month there was an exciting publication released by the COPS office. You could even receive a hard copy of the publication. With the right leadership and if it returns to producing material that is beneficial to policing the COPS office can return as a great resource.

He wants to give yet more money to a federal office that has helped facilitate abuses in policing.
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NYPD improves victim services | Modern Policing

This is an excellent article. Make sure to follow the links in the story for some great resources that Susan Herman used to develop the victim services program.

This article describes enhancements that NYPD has made to victim services over the last 4-5 years. The agency has adopted 101 initiatives “infused with trauma-informed practices, a raft of changes in police training, and an overriding goal to connect more victims with available counseling and reimbursement for funerals, medical costs, lost wages, and other disruptions…
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D.C.’s Aggressive Confiscation Of Illegal Guns Leaves Residents Feeling Targeted : NPR

This is an excellent example of Procedural Justice.

The police department in Washington, D.C., has seized thousands of illegal weapons, but an investigation finds that 4 out of 10 cases of illegal gun possession are dismissed in court.
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Combating Prostitution – No Right Turn?

Los Angles is trying to combat prostitution with “No Right Turn” signs.

It is a creative way to disrupt the prostitution activity by preventing the solicitor and the prostitute from quickly leaving the main street by taking a quick right turn onto a secondary neighborhood street where the negotiation can be finalized or the sex act can take place.  This is a good example of combining Broken Windows policing and Problem Solving.  The article can be found HERE

Problem-oriented policing: matching the science to the art | Crime Science | Full Text

Dr. Sparrow is one on my favorite Criminal Justice authors.

This paper is an edited version of the Jerry Lee Lecture delivered at the Stockholm Criminology Symposium in 2018, the year in which Professor Herman Goldstein was awarded the Stockholm Prize in Criminology in recognition of his contribution to public safety through the development of problem-oriented policing. This paper examines the significance of a problem-oriented approach and seeks to establish the right balance among, and appropriate role for, a broad range of diverse contributions that scholars and analysts can make to support effective problem-solving. It explores the distinctive contributions of experimental criminology and program evaluation to problem-oriented work, and contrasts the inquiry techniques typically employed by social scientists and by natural scientists. The goal of this paper is to usefully “round out” the role that scholars are prepared to play in advancing effective problem-solving practice.
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On problem-oriented policing: the Stockholm lecture | Crime Science | Full Text

Dr.  Goldstein is one of my favorite Criminal Justice Authors.

This paper is an edited version of the speech given upon being awarded the 2018 Stockholm Prize in Criminology. After a brief introduction, the paper describes the concept of problem-oriented policing (POP), first proposed in 1979. It goes on to assess the extent to which the police have adopted POP, and its current status. POP is, in the immediate sense, aimed at a reduction in the incidence or severity of the problem on which attention is focused, and, in the broader sense, at improving the fundamentals of policing in a democratic society.
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