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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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: [...]