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In 2008 the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) and Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) jointly embarked on an ambitious project – a second Executive Session on Policing and Public Safety. This first phase of this new Executive Session, which ran from 2008-2011, experienced debates about the efficacy of community policing, the main outgrowth of the first executive session, and the challenge of reducing crime and reducing fear while being viewed as legitimate and just by the community. This second session produced 15 different reports to-date, authored by various Executive Session members on various relevant topics; additional reports continue to be published.


Sparrow, Malcolm K. "Performance Measurement in a Modern Police Organization." New Perspectives in Policing. National Institute of Justice and Program in Criminal Justice, Policy and Management, Harvard Kennedy School, 2014.