Democratic Policing Exchange, October 2002


How can citizen surveys, computerized crime mapping, and civilian oversight mechanisms positively influence policing? These topics, which were the focus of the first three global meetings on policing in democratic societies, are featured in this new newsletter. Democratic Policing Exchange, a semi-annual newsletter on public safety and police accountability, is produced by the Vera Institute of Justice for the Ford Foundation. Contents: In Russia, how citizen surveys can shape policing by Francis James -- CRISP Director reviews global meeting in Brazil on crime mapping, Claudio Beato interviewed by Chitra Bhanu -- Police and overseers gather in Los Angeles by Robin Campbell and Jennifer Trone -- Active policing-related Ford Grants in Brazil, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Nigeria, Russia, South Africa, and the United States -- Recent publications -- Upcoming meetings and conferences