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Defunding or disbanding the police is a dangerous idea if done hastily

Image by Nick Amoscato on Flickr

Defunding or disbanding the police is a dangerous idea if done hastily

Abstract

It’s the term of the moment: Defund the police. But is there a better way than simply abolishing the police? Criminologists Justin Nix of the University of Nebraska-Omaha and Scott Wolfe of Michigan State University say there are effective ways to conduct policing which both reduce crime and build community trust.

Publication
The Washington Post
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Justin Nix
Associate Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

My research interests include police legitimacy, procedural justice, and officer-involved shootings.