SpotCrime Weekly Reads: Gun violence, reducing police violence, restorative justice

Early intervention systems to reduce police violence, KKK embedded in Florida law enforcement, crisis response team achieve 70% reduction in people taken into custody, gun violence, pediatric gun violence costs, more guns than ever stolen from cars in Nashville, predictive policing, spy tech in Boston, DNA tests, Dallas roll back open data, restorative justice, and more...


Early Intervention Systems (EIS) may be effective in reducing police violence and other forms of misconduct. However, there is scant research finding direct, causal effects of such systems on officer performance outcomes (CCJ Task Force on Policing)

We Tracked What Happens to Police After They Use Force on Protesters (ProPublica)

KKK members embedded in Florida law enforcement An Army veteran was undercover with the KKK for 10 years as part of an FBI investigation. (First Coast News)

New law named for Vanessa GuillĂ©n will revamp military investigations into sexual assault, harassment (KSAT)

Crisis response teams achieve 70% reduction in people taken into custody under Mental Health Act (CBC)

Unpacking the Blue Box: structure, control and education in policing (Taylor and Francis Online)

Suit: Fairfax Police Officers Protected Sex Trafficking Ring (NBC Washington)

AG: Idaho sheriff charged after pulling gun on youth group leaving thank you notes (KREM)


Gun Violence in 2021, By the Numbers (The Trace)

'We've seen lifelong friends kill each other:' How a state capital became one of the deadliest US cities (News Daily)

LMPD 2021 crime data shows arrest made in nearly every 1 out of 3 homicides (WLKY)

Education and earnings: cost of childhood spinal cord injuries from gunshot wounds Researchers say pediatric injury prevention needs to be more of a public health focus. (University of Michigan Health Lab)

'A crime of opportunity': More guns than ever were stolen from vehicles in Nashville in 2021 (The Tennessean)

With rising gun violence, south King County mayors ask to pause criminal diversion program (King5)


Unsecured Data Leak Shows Predictive Policing Is Just Tech-Washed, Old School Biased Policing (TechDirt)

Boston police bought spy tech with a pot of money hidden from the public (WBUR)

Your DNA Test Could Send a Relative to Jail (NYTimes)

Charleston police to get new body cameras (WOWKTV)

YPD hires new data analysts to help police do their jobs more efficiently, effectively (KIMA)


Florida Supreme Court to decide whether Marsy’s Law protects law enforcement (News4Jax)

What the loss of Dallas police data could mean for the public (Lakewood Advocate)


Mortality and Cause of Death Among Youths Previously Incarcerated in the Juvenile Legal System (JAMA Network)

This data-driven effort in California wants to show how restorative justice can work (The Globe and Mail)

Johnson County using data-focused approach to address mental illness in criminal justice system (KSHB)

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