Winter 2017 CBA Conference
In February 2017, the Policing Project brought together a group of leading experts on CBA and quantitative analysis to New York to further explore the issue of applying CBA to policing. The discussion was framed by a set of topics that law enforcement had identified, including use of new technologies; the creation of special teams to focused on mental-health crisis response; arrests for low-level offenses; and various investigative tactics, such as stop-and-frisk.
In preparation for event, the Policing Project wrote a background memorandum, which also included hypothetical fact patterns and a series of prompts. The conference participants responded to our prompts with short thought papers, which formed the basis for our conversations, and can be found below. Some of those papers were published in the Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis, whose editorial team was represented at the conference.
Closing the Gap: The Need for Inclusive Benefit-Cost Analysis in Policing (.PDF) - By Ryan Fackler, Christian Henrichson, Elizabeth Jànszky, and S. Rebecca Neusteter