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Archive: December 2020

Wandering Officer Research Could Create More Transparency in Police Hiring

December 17, 2020

By Sydney Gaviser

In light of high-profile police uses of force and subsequent protests this summer, police officers have been scrutinized more than ever. While some of the conversation has related to rules for police use of force and how … Continue Reading →

Upcoming Paper Encourages Redistribution of Police Power

November 20, 2020

By De’Ja Wood

Over the summer, the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, sparked national protests and discourse about the need for radical police reform. Organizers across the nation called on their local and state governments to defund the … Continue Reading →

Upcoming Duke Event: Defund the Police – A Discussion and Q&A

July 24, 2020

Duke Center for Science and Justice Director Brandon Garrett will moderate an event Saturday exploring the merits, issues, and trade-offs of defunding-to-reallocate budget initiatives.

Defund the Police movements have been around a long time, but have emerged again more prominently … Continue Reading →

Duke Center for Science and Justice Tracking Police Reform Legislation By State

July 14, 2020

While people across the nation took to the streets to protest the brutal police killing of George Floyd, lawmakers responded by introducing a series of police reform policies.

To date, there have been at least 78 pieces of police reform-related … Continue Reading →