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Scott Pelley

7 January 2018

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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What if a computer program could tell you who was at risk for shooting someone or being shot themselves? This is now a reality for Chicago Police Department. By piloting the use of this technology, and assembly a coho...

KDNK Community Radio

Raleigh Burleigh

22 December 2017

Carbondale, Colorado, United States

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3-5 Minutes

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To mitigate against growing concerns about the disconnect between Carbondale, Colorado police officers and community members, a local high school proposed a plan: have the cops learn Spanish. Not only has this impacte...

Chicago Tribune

Annie Sweeney

8 December 2017

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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In Chicago's Englewood neighborhood, a name long synonymous with violence and gang activity, a mix of robust, data-driven policing and community engagement reversed a spike in violence from 2016 to 2017 to a degree un...

Jackson Free Press

Ko Bragg

29 November 2017

Jackson, Mississippi, United States

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Media and public scrutiny as well as the experience of being detained can worsen the outlook for juvenile offenders. Increasing court involvement, keeping the media at bay, and having a juvenile facility can help the ...

Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB)

Dave Miller

17 November 2017

Ashland, Oregon, United States

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Oregon’s Ashland Police Department has implemented a new program to make reporting sexual assault a safer, more accessible process. The “You Have Options” program teaches officers how to respond to those volunteering ...

WEWS-TV

Tara Molina

28 September 2017

Lucas County, Ohio, United States

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With the help of a grant, the sheriff’s department in Lucas County is using GPS-enabled darts to catch criminals who run. Instead of engaging in a dangerous high-speed chase, officers can tag the car with a dart, watc...

Route 40

Elinor Comlay

27 September 2017

Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States

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A needle exchange in Atlantic city has resulted in used needles visibly strewn around the surrounding area, which is also a popular area with tourists. The government as well as locals aren't happy with the the needle...

Los Angeles Times

Kate Mather

13 September 2017

Los Angeles, California, United States

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After a surge in gun violence in 2015, Los Angeles police changed strategies, partnering with community groups and assigning more officers to the neighborhoods hit hardest by the violence to enforce gun laws and focus...

Governing

J. Brian Charles

1 September 2017

Wilmington, North Carolina, United States

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The opioid crisis has resulted in numerous addictions, overdoses and deaths, leading North Carolina to reassess how they are handling the crisis. A rapid-response team checks on users after being given naloxone, heal...

CityLab

Tanvi Misra

31 August 2017

United States

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Putting more military weapons and other tactical gear in the hands of local law enforcement has little or no effect on crime, but does make police violence more likely. After the Trump administration lifted a loophole...

NPR

Chhavi Sachdev

25 August 2017

Bangalore, India

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Bangalore's police department had an image problem and their successes weren't reaching the public. Crowd Kart Media took over their social media making memes, popular shows, and humor in order to help the department'...

Governing

John Buntin

22 July 2017

Rockford, Illinois, United States

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In efforts to diminish violent crime, police agencies are revisiting a model law enforcement strategy of the 1970s, "community policing," as an alternative to the more recent "broken windows" style of the late ninetie...

PBS NewsHour

Hari Sreenivasan

30 June 2017

Camden, New Jersey, United States

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5-15 Minutes

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Police reform in Camden, New Jersey has centered on de-escalation and increased surveillance. With these reforms, the city has seen a decrease in violent and nonviolent crime and a decrease in the use of and complaint...

News Deeply

Cristina Maza

22 June 2017

Jaipur, India

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Sexual harassment is rampant in the streets of India, and too often escalates into violence that can lead to horrific incidents like the gang rape and murder of a female student in 2012. To help address the issue, Jai...

The Post and Courier

Caitlin Byrd

21 June 2017

Spartanburg, North Carolina, United States

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In High Point North Carolina, domestic violence cases dramatically dropped after the city adopted a “focused deterrence” approach. “Where the city once saw between three and five domestic homicides a year, it has only...

Eugene Weekly

Kenny Jacoby

1 June 2017

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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In Eugene, Oregon, the city – much like the rest of the United States – has often practiced ticketing, citing, and/or arresting individuals as a response to homelessness. The practice, often referred to as the crimina...

WTTW-PBS

Brandis Friedman

25 May 2017

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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3-5 Minutes

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Two years after the city of Chicago approved reparations for the dozens of men tortured by a squad of police, one part of the plan, the Chicago Torture Justice Center, opened as a provider of mental health counseling ...

The Victoria Advocate

Jessica Priest

23 May 2017

Victoria, Texas, United States

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In Victoria, Texas, the police department and mental health officials are joining forces to better respond to community crisis situations. From certifying police officers as mental health officers to assessing whether...

Chicago Reporter

Jonah Newman

8 May 2017

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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There is much to be learned from The Chicago Police Department's failure to regulate moonlighting police officers. Boasting the nation's weakest oversight of documenting its officer's second-shift jobs, the department...

Reveal

Curtis Gilbert

6 May 2017

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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A Minneapolis police department has placed a new focus on equipping its officers with conflict de-escalation techniques. After incorporating communication and listening skills into its training, the department has see...

APM Reports

Curtis Gilbert

5 May 2017

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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Some cities in the United States have integrated de-escalation and mental health tactics into police training, and have thus seen a decrease in the use of force, as well as an increase in community trust.

Temple University

Zach Bourgeois

4 May 2017

Camden, New Jersey, United States

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During a drug overdose, some people avoid calling for medical assistance because they fear arrest. Laws that protect callers can help, but even where those laws exist, many drug users and potential overdose witnesses ...

The Notebook

Greg Windle

16 March 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Students who have experienced trauma, most common in high-poverty areas, are more likely to benefit from counseling and support rather than punishment. However, most large U.S. school districts with high poverty rates...

Quartz

Kara Sherwin

20 February 2017

United States

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To diversify the police force, UK and US research studies have focused on using behavioral economics. The UK's Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) has used behavioural economics and psychology to alter phrasing and messag...

Jackson Free Press

Donna Ladd

15 February 2017

Jackson, Mississippi, United States

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Young black Jacksonians are afraid to call the police in self defence for fear they will be accused of gang violence and arrested instead of protected. Various programs are using research of violence and recidivism to...

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