Policing Project Conference

Policing Project Holds Conference on Cost-Benefit Analysis of Policing Practices

Which policies should police departments adopt?  On February 9 and 10, the Policing Project and the Police Foundation convened over twenty experts on policing practices and quantitative methods to explore one possible answer to this question: those policies whose benefits outweigh their costs.  [...]

Measuring the Intangible Impacts of Policing

Police departments around the country are increasingly using “bait” objects equipped with tracking devices to stop theft before it happens. The idea is simple: officers place a GPS tracker in an unattended car, laptop, or other object and wait for theft to occur. Once they are notified [...]

Brainstorming the Cost-Benefit Analysis of Policing

What is the psychological cost of being stopped by a police officer? What are the potential privacy costs of using license-pla­­te readers?

Elsewhere in government, questions like these would be a standard part of cost-benefit analysis (CBA) — a common procedure that attempts to identify and weigh [...]  

Democratic Policing Students Vet Ideas Before Law Enforcement Officials

Students in NYU Law’s Democratic Policing seminar recently had the opportunity to do something rare:  try out their ideas for policing policies before panels of law-enforcement officials who bear the day-to-day responsibility of putting such ideas into action.

Democratic Policing Conference Solicits Law Enforcement Input

On November 12-13, 2015, some of the nation’s leading and most innovative police officials came to NYU Law School to discuss “democratic policing”—the central mission of the Policing Project.

The report of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing begins with the following statement: [...]

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