Vera’s Policing Program Releases Fourth Volume of “Emerging Issues in American Policing” Quarterly Digest

Rebecca Neusteter Former Policing Program Director // Mawia Khogali Former Research Associate // Megan O'Toole Former Research Associate
Aug 09, 2018

Emerging Issues in American Policing is a quarterly digest tailored to practitioners and community members interested in policing. It is designed to elevate new and innovative research on policing practices and strategies by providing readers with succinct summaries that highlight key findings and implementation recommendations. This digest equips the field with practical, actionable resources, and provides guidance on policing best practices by disseminating evidence-informed approaches.

The fourth volume—released today—focuses on the timely topics of officer well-being, de-escalation strategies, mental health crisis hot spots, the implementation of body-worn cameras, and the effects of community policing strategies on public perceptions of the police. It answers questions such as: What is the effect of shift-type and fatigue on officers’ ability to employ de-escalation strategies? How can officers best allocate resources to address mental health crisis hot spots? And, how do body-worn cameras affect police-civilian interaction outcomes? Research was conducted by leading scholars and research organizations, including but not limited to, Arizona State University, and George Mason University.

In addition to making policing research more publicly accessible, the digest provides readers with information about current science to help examine emerging issues and how they might apply to one’s own police agency and community. We welcome input, questions, and suggestions – especially regarding research topics you’d like to see featured in future volumes—and look forward to your feedback and readership.

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