Law Enforcement

On September 29, Attorney General Eric Holder and the Office of Justice Programs’ (OJP) Assistant Attorney General Karol V. Mason launched the Violence Reduction Network (VRN), a national comprehensive approach to reduce violent crime in communities around the country.

The Urban Institute, in coordination with the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), released a policy brief titled Improving Recidivism as a Performance Measure. The policy brief outlines the essential elements states should use when defining, collecting, analyzing, and disseminating recidivism data. These four elements are described as:

Please join the Smart Policing Initiative (SPI) webinar, Peer-to-Peer Roundtable: Sustainability, on Wednesday, October 15 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EDT. The focus of the webinar will be on discussion of sustainability of Smart Policing principles and practices, with specific discussions about challenges and recommended practices related to sustainability. The webinar will be facilitated by Dr.

SPI Webinar - Peer-to-Peer Roundtable: Sustainability

The Smart Policing Initiative will present a webinar titled "Peer-to-Peer Roundtable: Sustainability" on October 15, 2014 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. This webinar will be facilitated by Dr. Michael White, SPI Subject Matter Expert and Arizona State University professor, and will include presentations from the Lowell, MA; Pullman, WA; and Indio, CA SPI sites.

Please join the Smart Policing Initiative (SPI) webinar, The Importance of the Chief Executive in Smart Policing, on Wednesday, September 24 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT. The webinar will be facilitated by Edward F. Davis, former Boston Police Commissioner.

Please join the National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) webinar, Inside the Beltway: A Look at the State of Criminal Justice Funding and Legislation in DC, on Wednesday, September 17 at 3 p.m. EDT.  This webinar will feature an interactive discussion with  NCJA Director of Government Affairs Elizabeth Pyke about the status of current legislation, the federal budget process, and appropriations issues.

Please join the Smart Policing Initiative (SPI) webinar, Criminology 101, on Wednesday, September 2 at 2 p.m. EDT. The webinar will be facilitated by Dr. Scott Decker, SPI Subject Matter Expert and Foundation Professor at the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University. During the presentation, Dr. Decker will examine ten basic facts about crime and offer insights into how to reduce crime.

Smart Policing Initiative Webinar - Criminology 101

The Smart Policing Initiative will present a webinar on "Criminology 101" on September 3, 2014 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm Eastern Time.  Dr. Scott Decker, SPI Subject Matter Expert and Foundation Professor at the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University will facilitate this webinar. The past two decades have produced an abundance of “facts” about crime.

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