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NCJ Number: 236442 Find in a Library
Title: Action Research and the Community to Criminal Justice Feedback Loop - Interview With Edward Davis
Author(s): Edward Davis
Date Published: June 2011
Page Count: 1
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Sale Source: US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
810 Seventh Street, NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Document: Agency Summary|HTML|Video (00:02:09)
Agency Summary: 
Type: Conference Material; Interview; Presentation (Multimedia); Technical Assistance
Format: Document (Online); Video (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This video and transcript cover an interview with Edward Davis - Boston Police Commissioner (Massachusetts) - at the 2011 NIJ (National Institute of Justice) Conference, in which he discusses the importance of action research in designing police deployments to identified high-crime neighborhoods, which includes police responsiveness to community concerns and community feedback in the course of implementing deployment policies.
Abstract: Commissioner Davis cites the Boston Police Department’s long history of action research (since the 1990s), which involves studies of crime patterns in various neighborhoods followed by the design and deployment of police tactics tailored to the types of crimes prevalent in target areas. The police tactics used are evaluated in interaction with the community to determine their effectiveness in reducing targeted crimes. These evaluations include the solicitation of feedback from the community regarding police actions and their influence on police-community trust and relations. Social media are used in this police-community interaction.
Main Term(s): Police community relations
Index Term(s): Crime analysis; Evidence-Based Practices; Evidence-Based Programs; Massachusetts; NIJ Resources; Police research; Police resource allocation; Program evaluation
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