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Malcolm Sparrow

Appointment
Professor of the Practice of Public Management
Office Address
79 John F. Kennedy St. Littauer Bldg 206
617-495-8359
Sparrow, Malcolm K. Handcuffed: What Holds Policing Back, and the Keys to Reform. Brookings Institution Press, 2016.

Abstract

Whatever happened to community and problem-oriented policing? How the current crisis in policing can be traced to failures of reform. The police shooting of an unarmed young black man in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri, in August 2014 sparked riots and the beginning of a national conversation on race and policing. Much of the ensuing 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).