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Archive: October 2020

Student Post: It’s Time for Raleigh Police to Defer Mental Health Crises to Trained Professionals

October 19, 2020

Editor’s note: There are several Duke University and Duke Law students working with the Wilson Center for Science and Justice this semester, including some who are working on a “blog team.” Those students are learning about the intersection of the … Continue Reading →

Researcher Makes Case for Police to Reconsider Employment Age Qualifications

July 30, 2020

This week’s Crim Works in Progress presenter was Madalyn K. Wasilczuk, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice at the Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center.

Wasilczuk’s paper, “How Police Hiring Policies Fail to Account for Emerging Adulthood,” makes a … 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 →

UNC SOG Recruiting Police Departments for New Citation Project

July 20, 2020

Police chiefs across the state have been invited to participate in a pilot program run by the UNC School of Government’s Criminal Justice Innovation Lab (CJIL) and the NCACP: The Citation Project, which seeks to improve policing practices through implementation … Continue Reading →

Duke Law Faculty Discuss Policing in America, Past and Present

July 14, 2020

Several Duke Law faculty spoke last week about the current state of policing throughout the United States, with an emphasis on how policies and biases impact communities of color.

Dean Kerry Abrams hosted the conversation with Brandon L. Garrett, the … Continue Reading →