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Here is a view from the Police Foundation on the development of community policing.

This is one of the best articles on how to heal the rift between communities and police.

A new study suggest that less-lethal weapons decrease rates of officer and offender injuries.

Retired NYC police commissioner William Bratton discusses how to reform police departments.

Current and former police chiefs discuss how to make community policing work. From C-Span.

Community policing is a major component in improving community-police relations. A police chief and civil rights lawyer explain how it can work.

Most charges against cops in police shootings are decided in favor of the police. Juries are mainly following the law, which says that whether it is a crime depends on the officer’s point of view. Should the law be changed?

Independent investigators and prosecutors need to handle cases of police misconduct, argues former attorney at the Bronx Defenders and now law professor at the University of Baltimore.

A good source of articles about the pubic and law enforcement can be found Policing Project at NYU Law School.

What is community policing? It is explained here.

“What I Learned in Cop Camp” is a podcast by Arthur Dobrin, after graduating from 15 weeks at the Civilian Police Academy conducted by the Nassau County Police.

Body Cameras: What Do You See?” appeared in the NY Times.  As body cameras by police become more widespread, it is important to keep in mind that they also have limitations. Technology can deliver only so much. Cameras cannot show all the angles and they cannot remove viewer biases, for example.

Black Lives Matter offers many ideas regarding police reform. It also needs to broaden its agenda, as explained in “A Crime and Policing Expert Critiques Black Lives Matter’s Police-Reform Plan.

Homicide rates have moved upward but experts disagree why. The FBI’s director blames it on viral video effect; most law enforcement groups and criminologists disagree.

Since the shooting of an unarmed man in Feguson, much  discussion has focused on the persistence of racial disparities and the extraordinarily high rate at which American police kill civilians (an average of roughly three per day). Handcuffed: What Holds Policing Back, and the Keys to Reform explains what the police must do to reform themselves.

A study by John Eterno and Christine Barrow looks at what went wrong with stop and frisk in NYC.http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/puar.12684/abstract;jsessionid=C7DDE5A2116DED9B59D4AD0B741731A1.f02t01

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