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Brainstorming the Cost-Benefit Analysis of Policing

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What is the psychological cost of being stopped by a police officer? What are the potential privacy costs of using license-pla­­te readers?

Elsewhere in government, questions like these would be a standard part of cost-benefit analysis (CBA) — a common procedure that attempts to identify and weigh [...] Read more

Panelists Tackle the Tough Questions around Policing and Accountability in the Digital Age

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The Policing Project and the Brennan Center for Justice co-hosted “Policing and Accountability in the Digital Age” on September 15th, a conference that addresses the challenges and benefits of rapid advances in policing technologies.  A cohort of academics, law enforcement leaders, activists, and journalists tackled difficult [...] Read more

Policing and Race: The Role of Law

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In light of the deeply troubling events of the last couple of weeks—the shootings by police of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, and the shooting of police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge—the country rightfully is preoccupied with how to discuss, and address, issues of policing and [...] Read more