Policing Posts

Suspicionless Witness Stops: The New Racial Profiling

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.

Policing, U.S. Style: With Little Idea of What Really Works

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.

Recording of Police Questioning

The following entry is the Black Letter and Comments of Tentative Draft No. 2, 11.02. Recording of Police Questioning.

Race and Policing – Part Two

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.

Race and Policing – Part One

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.