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Policing Society: A Call for Pragmatic Policymaking

From time to time, Politically Purple NC features organizations that are working from a nonpartisan basis to define social problems and delve into solutions. One of the organizations whose work PPNC follows regularly is the Center on Media Crime and Justice, housed at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. This practice- and research-oriented program encourages “high-quality reporting on criminal justice, and to promoting better-informed public debate on the complex 21st-century challenges of law enforcement, public security and justice in a globalized urban society.” The organization…   Continue Reading »

One NC town’s police challenge and community solution

Ministers, lawyers, and community activists in Durham, NC, have used “an analysis of state data from 2002 to 2013” to convince the city to require a change in police procedures that were producing disparities “along lines of age, race and gender, with young black and male drivers more likely to be searched during a traffic stop.” Details in The New York Times, November 20, 2014.

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