In their recent paper titled Reinventing American Policing, Cynthia Lum and Daniel Nagan lay out a blueprint for transforming 21st century policing in a way that makes the profession more effective in providing safety and security for the public while maintaining trust in the police by the public.
Their plan is based upon two guiding principles.
First, crime prevention should take priority over arrests, and second, how citizens perceive police efforts at crime prevention should be considered independently from the results of those efforts.
The paper itself is a must read for any police executive, but a critical point made by the authors about the evolution of policing might be easily overlooked. Read More & Share