Community police officers are important for maintaining trust in police.
Nigeria’s new police chief needs fresh ideas to confront old challenges.
Alternatives to violent policing already exist in the daily practices of Nairobi residents who don’t depend on the police for safety.
Nigeria should consider embracing a decentralised policing system as community mobilisation during COVID lockdown ensured law and order.
Public trust and confidence in the police is a concern in many parts of the world. How can Nigeria get it right?
Uganda uses unpredictability to combine democratic institutions with authoritarian power.
At the centre of the persisting violence in the north-central region of Nigeria is bad governance.
Attempts to reform US police departments fail when they are unable to get community support. Perhaps it is time to take a different tack, argue two criminal justice scholars – one a former cop.
Scholars who study policing explain what they have found that could help reduce police prejudice and violence.
As a former NZ Police sergeant, I know firsthand how police fatalities shape one’s behaviour. The recent shooting of two officers in Auckland cuts to the heart of NZ’s trust-based policing policies.
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg apologized for his city’s ‘stop-and-frisk’ police strategy. Two criminologists argue it isn’t necessarily inherently racist – though New York’s program was.
When police coax information from low-level offenders with threats of harsh sentencing, it breeds distrust in the community and ultimately contributes to mass incarceration.
In one bloody week in June, 181 Rio residents were shot, including a baby in utero. It’s now impossible not to notice that city’s once-lauded favela “pacification” strategy has all but collapsed.
Research shows how politics can easily halt reforms that require time to take effect.
Because physical security can only do so much, communities have a role to play.
You often hear police express a concern that their jobs will become more difficult if they are forced to work with ICE. We look at the evidence.
Violent cops are just playing by the rules American society has created for them. It’s time to change the rules.
The Baltimore Police Department is found to have violated the civil rights of poor blacks. A historian explains why those findings are eerily similar to how the city treated blacks in the 1800s.
Community policing efforts in New Haven and Gainesville offer a stark contrast to military-style policing.
Police in Lowell, Massachusetts and Memphis, Tennessee are using a new approach designed to help them build trust while enforcing the law.