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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

Schedule Finalized for Technology and Policing Conference in September


One of the most pressing issues facing law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve is how to manage rapid advances in policing technologies.  Most policing agencies operate under general grants of authority to enforce the law, adopted long before legislators even could imagine facial recognition [...] 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