On August 19, California’s Office of the Governor issued a press release announcing that Governor Newsom signed AB 392 into law. The bill enacts one of the strongest use-of-force laws in the country.
Young minority men in high-crime neighborhoods are surrounded by poverty and crime, yet distrustful of the police that frequently stop, frisk, and arrest them and their friends. Every encounter with the police carries the potential for a new arrest or incarceration, fostering a culture of fear and distrust of the authorities.
There are two huge problems with American policing today: We don’t know nearly enough about what works in a sound way, and what doesn’t — especially if one considers social costs, which usually get left out of the equation.
The following entry is the Black Letter and Comments of Tentative Draft No. 2, 11.02. Recording of Police Questioning.
The following entry contains the Black Letter and Comments of Tentative Draft No. 2, Section 10.01. General Principles for Eyewitness Identification Procedures.
In the aftermath of the death of Sacramento resident Stephon Clark, California is considering changes to its police use-of-force standard.
In Part Two of this two-part episode of Reasonably Speaking, Sherrilyn Ifill, Barry Friedman, and John Malcolm explore the intersection of race and policing in the United States. Part Two addresses predictive policing, funding priorities, and working toward a solution.
In Part One of this two-part episode of Reasonably Speaking, Sherrilyn Ifill, Barry Friedman, and John Malcolm explore the intersection of race and policing in the United States. Part One looks at the history of race and policing, training programs, and police as first responders.
In this presentation, Professor Brandon Garrett of Duke Law will provide an overview of new research projects seeking to make criminal justice more evidence based.
Public concern about harmful policing is surging. Governments are paying historic amounts for law enforcement liability. Has police behavior changed? Or is society responding differently?