Overcoming Language Barriers Solutions for Law Enforcement

Overcoming language barriers


In order to do their jobs effectively and safely, sworn and civilian law enforcement personnel must be able to communicate with the people they serve—including the growing number of immigrant communities that do not speak English well. There are cost-effective steps that agencies can take to overcome language barriers, and these steps can be tailored to meet each agency's unique needs and capacities


Operation Streamline

No Evidence that Criminal Prosecution Deters Migration

The mass criminal prosecution and incarceration of people entering the country without authorization along the Southwest border has been acclaimed as a success in deterring others from making the same journey. Analysis by the Vera Institute of Justice and Dr. Jonathan Kringen of the University of New Haven, however, shows that there is no evidence ...

  • Michael Corradini, Laura Simich, Karen Berberich, Jonathan Kringen, Meredith Emigh
June 06, 2018