Every major police agency in the U.S. has an Office of Internal Affairs to identify corrupt or abusive officers. But by the time investigators step in, the damage is often done. Here’s one way to get ahead of the problem, suggested by a TCR columnist.
New York City’s police department, the largest in the United States, has announced it will train all 35,000 of its officers in de-escalation, using an approach designed to reduce violent encounters and injuries to both officers and citizens.
To address rising gun violence, New York City’s next mayor should invest in community violence intervention strategies, after-school programs, and drug and mental health programs, say surveyed Democratic primary voters.
The debate between those demanding a radical overhaul of policing and those calling for a return to stricter, hardline law enforcement threatens to undermine efforts to address the reasons for the spike in violent crime, police chiefs of four major cities told a webinar Tuesday.
In an unprecedented longitudinal study conducted by Harvard researchers, the sociologists have uncovered that there’s a “birth lottery of history” — meaning that the social context of when someone comes of age influences criminality and arrest rates.