Evidence-based policing

Linking the Workforce Crisis, Crime, and Response Time

We show how agencies can use data to determine the effect of patrol staffing levels on response times

An Evaluation of De-Escalation Training to Understand the Links between Training and Outcomes

Abstract In reaction to high-profile incidents of excessive and deadly force, policymakers, advocates, scholars, and the general public, have all called for police departments to embrace de-escalation training as a method for improving police-citizen interactions. This practice has, in turn, spurred a small, but growing, number of evaluations of police de-escalation training programs. The findings of these studies have been mixed, but incomplete. In particular, we argue that prior studies of de-escalation have been hindered by (1) a lack of consideration of changes in officer behavior in incidents not involving force, (2) a singular focus on whether or not force was used rather than alterations to the “trajectory” of use-of-force encounters, and (3) a failure to measure the intervening mechanisms between de-escalation training and officer behaviors (i.

The LEADS Academics Program: Building sustainable police-research partnerships in pursuit of evidence-based policing

The 4 inaugural NIJ LEADS Academics review our first year in the program working with the LEADS Scholars.

The immediate and long-term effects of COVID-19 stay-at-home orders on domestic violence calls for service across six U.S. jurisdictions

In 5 of 6 jurisdictions, domestic violence calls for police service spiked during stay-at-home orders

Mandatory Sexual Assault Kit Testing Policies and Arrest Trends: A Natural Experiment

We evaluated the effect of a mandatory SAK testing policy on the monthly rape arrest rate in a western jurisdiction

Review of ‘‘Cops, Cameras, and Crisis’’

My brief review of White & Malm’s NYU press book about police body-worn cameras.