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The Ambiguous Reality of Police Integrity

Can integrity and ethical decision-making be an integral part of police officers’ training? Can it be sustained in the hard realities of police work? In a new podcast on policing, researchers and officers themselves offer candid assessments.

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Why Police Reform isn’t Dead: The Case for Optimism

When then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions shut down the Justice Department’s efforts to end bias in U.S. police departments, many police reformers lapsed into despair. But reform is alive and well across the country, if you look in the right places, says a policing scholar.

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Militarized Policing Harms Police Reputation: Study

The use of Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) teams and other forms of “militarized policing” doesn’t deter violent crime or provide the safety benefits (either to the public or to police officers) that many police administrators claim–and it disproportionately affects black communities, according to a study by the National Academy of Sciences.