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Widespread media coverage of Police Foundation report on regional Southern California police response to Christopher Dorner incident

Screen Shot 2014-05-09 at 12.16.19 PMThe Police Foundation’s release this week of a comprehensive multi-media report on the regional law enforcement response to attacks by a former police officer received nationwide media coverage, appearing in more than 140 articles, television segments, and radio broadcasts. The release was especially well-covered in the Southern California media market, where more than 22 million people live. To view the online multi-media report, click here. To download a printable pdf version, click here.

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Executive Fellow Ellen Scrivner Joins National Conference on Preventing Community Violence

Dr. Ellen Scrivner joined a national plenary panel on May 1, 2014 discussing efforts to reduce gun violence through the collaboration of public health officials, lawyers and judges and the community. The panel kicked off a collaborative conference on Family and Community Violence sponsored in Washington, D.C. by the American Psychological Association and the American Bar Association. Scrivner is a Police Foundation Executive Fellow, a former Deputy Director of the National Institute of Justice, and a nationally-known expert on criminal justice policy, police behavior, and public safety and policing issues. Read More & Share

National Research Council releases major new study on the Growth of Incarceration in the United States

cover.php_The United States has the highest rate of incarceration of its citizens of any nation in the world – nearly seven times that of European nations, according to a National Research Council report released on April 30, 2014. The report found that spending on keeping people in jail and prisons has increased nearly 400 percent at the state level over the past 30 years, with similar increases at the federal and local levels.

The 464-page report found little evidence that this increase in incarceration has been the primary reason for the reduction in crime over the past decade. Commissioned by the National Institute of Justice and the MacArthur Foundation, the report took two years to prepare. Read More & Share

President Jim Bueermann testifies on police and drug violator recidivism at Capitol Hill forum

Police Foundation President Jim Bueermann was a panelist on April 29, 2014 at a daylong Capitol Hill forum on Addiction and Criminal Justice. Hosted by Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), the forum included many senators and members of Congress, as well as experts from across the law enforcement spectrum addressing the issue of  how the United States can move away from incarcerating drug violators and toward a focus on prevention and treatment. The forum was organized by the Council of State Governments Justice Center. Read More & Share

Foundation Science Advisor David Weisburd Honored

David_Weisburd_0The Police Foundation would like to congratulate Dr. David Weisburd, chief science advisor for the Foundation and the chairman of our research advisory committee, who has been selected as the 2014 recipient of the Robert Boruch Award. This award, presented by the Campbell Collaboration group, honors an individual who has made an important contribution to research on social interventions that inform public policy. Read More & Share

Senior Law Enforcement Practitioner Blake Norton Joins Police Foundation as Vice President

Blake NortonWashington – The Police Foundation is pleased to welcome Blake Norton to its staff as Vice President.  Ms. Norton will oversee the daily operations of the Foundation and brings to this role vast expertise and diverse experience in policing, criminal justice policy and research, organizational management, and technical assistance.

Most recently, Ms. Norton served as the Division Director for Local Government Initiatives at the Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center, a national nonprofit organization that serves policymakers at the local, state, and federal levels from all branches of government. Read More & Share

Upcoming Webinar: Crime Victims with Disabilities

the-arc-logo-mediumThe Arc’s National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability is holding its second webinar featuring Dr. Nora Baladerian’s presentation, “Crime Victims with Disabilities: An Overview for Professionals in the Criminal Justice System” on February 27th at 12:30 CST, 1:30 EST. This is the second in a series of over 20 webinars taking place over the next two years. This comprehensive webinar will present an overview of the issues surrounding victimization of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), and where various professionals fit into the solution. Read More & Share

Video from the Ideas in American Policing Lecture

We would like to thank everyone that helped to make Dr. Anthony Braga’s Ideas in American Policing lecture a success. Dr. Braga presented on his experience working as an embedded criminologist and the necessity of close collaboration between law enforcement agencies and researchers. If you weren’t able to attend, don’t worry. Read More & Share

Welcome Dan Woods to the Police Foundation!

We are excited to announce the addition of Daniel Woods, PhD to the Police Foundation family. Dan joins the Foundation as a Senior Research Associate. His research interests include evidence-based crime policy, place-based crime prevention, community policing, and procedural justice and legitimacy. Prior to coming to the Police Foundation, Dan was a research assistant at the Police Executive Research Forum.

We welcome Dan to the Foundation and look forward to the expertise he will bring to the organization. Read More & Share