Legitimacy

Reducing Crime Podcast - Episode 42

At the 2021 ASC Conference, I was a guest on Ep. 42 of Jerry Ratcliffe's Reducing Crime Podcast

Weber, Legitimacy, and Police Empowerment: Experimental Results from a Survey of US Adults

At the 2021 ASC Conference, I discuss a recent paper on legitimacy and empowerment with Kyle McLean.

Elevated Police Turnover following the Summer of George Floyd Protests: A Synthetic Control Study

Police resignations - but not retirements or involuntary separations - spiked significantly in a large western department following the George Floyd protests.

Dismantling Racism, Sexism, and Inequities in Policing

A roundtable about disparities in policing and how to address them. With Sadaf Hashimi, Tracie Keesee, and Seth Stoughton (moderated by Walter Katz). Click on the Video button above to watch.

Understanding the Bounds of Legitimacy: Weber’s Facets of Legitimacy and the Police Empowerment Hypothesis

Despite considerable evidence that police legitimacy results in beneficial outcomes like compliance, cooperation, and empowerment, scholars have yet to agree on how to define and operationalize legitimacy. Drawing on Max Weber’s facets of legitimacy, …

Understanding Denver's devastating rise in violent crime in 2020

We argue that Denver's 2020 crime spike was likely the result of a police legitimacy crisis.

What Does the Public Want Police to Do During Pandemics? A National Experiment

Forthcoming at *Criminology & Public Policy.*

Policing, Police Reforms, and De-Funding Efforts

A discussion about the function of police, the role of police oversight, and various reforms that have been suggested.

Eyewitness! Principled Policing

A discussion about reimagining policing in America.

Body-worn cameras and transparency: Experimental evidence of inconsistency in police executive decision-making

Forthcoming at *Justice Quarterly.*