Can More Women Officers Solve America’s Policing Crisis?

Adding more women to police ranks would help add “emotional intelligence” to U.S. policing and reduce the costs of lawsuits filed for excessive use of force, says Maureen McGough, chief of staff at the NYU School of Law’s Policing Project, who has set a goal of achieving 30 percent female representation in American police agencies by 2030.

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Tackling Racism in Courts and Police: Start with the System

What often appear to be racist acts by individuals in our justice structures are in fact reflections of “systemic” bias—and they need to be addressed at the root, writes TCR’s legal affairs columnist. He suggests the recent root-cause analysis of the deaths of two men in police custody in Tucson is an example of how that should be done.