Research Briefs

Effect of Private Police on Crime: Evidence from a Geographic Regression Discontinuity Design - Past literature in criminology has shown that increases in policing can reduce crime. Generally, most rigorous studies have been done on temporary deployments of extra police, or “episodic” changes rather than permanent changes. To better understand effects of a sustained increase in police deployment, a group of researchers working in Philadelphia decided to look at […]
Disparity Does not Mean Bias: Making Sense of Observed Racial Disparities in Fatal Officer-Involved Shootings with Multiple Benchmarks - There has recently been much discussion in the United States on racial disparities in police officer-involved shootings (OIS). Comparing the fraction of black citizens who were fatally shot to their fraction of the general US population, many claim that there is racial bias in police officers’ decisions. However, this is not necessarily a correct conclusion […]
How Does Civilian Behavior Affect Police Behavior? - You must be logged in to view this content.
When do Police officers use De-Escalation Tactics? - You must be logged in to view this content.
How Effective is Foot Patrol in Violent Places? - You must be logged in to view this content.
Place Based Foot-Patrol: An Effective Crime Prevention Strategy? - You must be logged in to view this content.