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Policy vs Punishment: What is the best way to reduce Officer Involved Shootings

The Crime Report recently reviewed research by criminologist Lawrence Sherman on the best approaches to reduce Officer Involved Shootings (OIS). Conventional approaches, and those most often favored by journalist and activist, essentially applies the crime and punishment model of accountability that is already the dominant model in the criminal justice system. Sherman argues this is […]

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“Value of Arrests” reviewed in German Paper

I don’t know why, but the daily German news paper, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, wrote an article about a research article written by Laura Mangels and myself. The article was published earlier this year in the European Journal of Sociology.  I don’t read German so I have no idea what the article says. But hey, neat! — […]

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Implications of GOP tax plan for Police

The Fraternal Order of Police wrote a letter to the GOP to warn that the elimination of the State and Local Tax deduction, SALT, will negatively impact police services. Police services are funded through local taxes. Elimination of SALT will make paying local taxes harder on citizens because they can no longer deduct the cost […]

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Gang Stats Aren’t Remotely Reliable, But Voters Keep Hearing About Them Anyway | FiveThirtyEight

Gangs, such as MS13, have received a lot of political attention from Republicans this election cycle. During the campaign many claims about gangs, immigration, and crime where made. The problem is, our quantitative understanding of gangs, their prevalence and relationship to crime or immigrants is limited because we don’t have a great way to count […]

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Want Friendlier Cops? Hire More Blacks and Latinos, says Study | The Crime Report

There has been mixed evidence about the effects of diversity in police departments. Counter intuitively, studies have shown diversity can increase police use of force. But a new study from the University of Central Florida shows diversity may help police departments in one key way, by making officers more likely to be friendly. Read a […]

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NPR reports on Polis’s Use of Force Taining for CPD

Polis Solutions’s training for CPD has been featured in a radio piece on NPR by Cheryl Corley, “New Use-of-Force Guidelines For Chicago Police”. “Chicago patrol officers and detectives, both in and out of uniform, showed up recently for one of the last training sessions for the department’s new use-of-force policy. On the tables are blue […]

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Interview with Ellis Amdur part 2 – The de-escalation of violence and the relevance of Budo | Interviews | Aikido | GuillaumeErard.com – Budo & Life in Japan

Ellis has a practical mastery of de-escalation as well as theoretical understanding informed not only by psychology but his mastery of martial arts. Read this interesting interview with Ellis Amdur, bellow: https://www.guillaumeerard.com/aikido/interviews/interview-with-ellis-amdur-part-2-the-de-escalation-of-violence-and-the-relevance-of-budo – Brian Lande

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Chris Magnus: Lawmakers must listen to law enforcement on dangerous gun bills

My former Chief, Chris Magnus, makes the case, HERE, for not de-regulating scilencers or expanding reciprocity of concealed carry permits as part of an effort to protect police officers and ensure we are able to respond to active shooters. — Brian Lande

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Evidence that curtailing proactive policing can reduce major crime | Nature Human Behaviour

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41562-017-0211-5 Nature has published an article that challenges the conventional wisdom that proactive policing has a direct impact on lowering crime. — Brian Lande

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