Anthony Braga

Crime and Policing Revisited

Final New Perspectives in Policing Report


In this newest report from the Executive Session on Policing and Public Safety (2008-2014), Anthony Braga argues that new evidence from research conducted since the 1990s has changed attitudes about the role that policing can play in reducing crime. 

At the time of the first Executive Session on Policing from 1985-1991, the general consensus in academia was that police did not matter in crime prevention and control. But a growing body of experiential knowledge and scientific evidence leads us to believe that the police can reduce crime if they take a focused approach to addressing recurring crime problems, engage the community and a diversity of partners, and implement tactics and strategies appropriately tailored to the conditions that give rise to crime problems. This plan of action includes community policing, problem-oriented policing, hot spots policing, and focused deterrence strategies.. MORE

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The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration (The Atlantic)

Mass Incarceration, Visualized (The Atlantic)

Bruce Western, Other HKS Voices Join in the Debate About the Criminal Justice System in America (HKS)

Time to Rethink How Young Adults are Punished, Experts Say (NPR)

Noted Reformer Vincent Schiraldi Joins PCJ (HKS)

Report Proposes a Different Model of Criminal Justice for Young Adults (HKS)

Why are so many people in US prisons? (JR)

You Just Got Out of Prison. Now What? (NY Times)

Childhood Trauma and Police (HKS)

Violence Reduction in America (CSOSA)

New Report Outlines New Strategies for Police Leadership (HKS)

New Report Examines Race & Policing: An Agenda for Action (HKS)

The Police & Public Discourse on “Black-on-Black” Violence (HKS)