SpotCrime Weekly Reads: mental health, AI, criminal justice trends

Police mental health and wellness, deaths during service calls and law enforcement encounters, gun violence falling in 2022, 911 junk science, facial recognition leads to false arrest, police misconduct transparency, criminal justice reform trends in 2022, and more...


One-on-one with Acting Chief of Richmond Police: Talking staffing shortages, morale issues, violence interrupters, combatting crime (WRIC)

Police Mental Health and Wellness (Oxford Research Encyclopedias)

Louisville police under Shields: How the department is different & what is still the same (Courier Journal)

Report focuses on deaths occurring during service calls and law enforcement encounters (Alexandria Echo Press)

Hundreds used Philly’s new 211 violence prevention hotline, many from the city’s most impacted neighborhoods (Billy Penn)


Gun Violence Is Falling In 2022 (Jeff-alytics)

Community Criminal Justice Board report sheds light on crime trends in the area (Orange County Review)

I-Team: Police departments failing to report crime, so how does St. Louis measure up? (KSDK)

Las Vegas implementing new initiative to prevent crime in tourist corridors (Fox5Vegas)

Dallas Police Chief Discusses 2022 Crime Fighting Progress and His Future (NBC DFW)


They Called 911 for Help. Police and Prosecutors Used a New Junk Science to Decide They Were Liars. (ProPublica)

Another Facial Recognition Snafu Leads to False Arrest, Wrongful Imprisonment; ACLU Asks Lawmakers to Ban Police Use (Activist Post)


New Bernalillo County sheriff vows transparency (KOAT 7)

New state law brings added transparency to police misconduct cases (KPBS)


Top Trends in Criminal Justice Reform, 2022 (The Sentencing Project)

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