Applying CBA to policing is no easy task. In order to address the methodological challenges, the Policing Project is inviting a group of leading experts on CBA and quantitative analysis to New York in February of 2017 to address these issues. The discussion will be framed by a set of topics that law enforcement has identified as needing CBA.
These topics under consideration include: use of new technologies like license plate readers or facial recognition systems; creation of special teams to resolve encounters with individuals with mental disabilities; various investigative tactics, such as stop and frisk; and whether it makes sense to arrest for low level offenses (such as low-level drug possession).
The papers from this conference will be made available to researchers, law enforcement, and the public.