Law Enforcement

Reporting Police Force in the Digital Age

Reporting Police Force in the Digital Age

Technology can help address the dearth of data surrounding police use of force.

The Dangers of Stop-and-Frisk Policies

The Dangers of Stop-and-Frisk Policies

New York legislation that limited the reach of stop-and-frisk provides insight for lawmakers today.

Closing the Courthouse Door to Victims of Police Abuse

Closing the Courthouse Door to Victims of Police Abuse

A number of Supreme Court doctrines make it difficult for citizens to sue police officers and their government employers.

How Transportation Safety Review Can Play a Role in Regulating Law Enforcement

How Transportation Safety Review Can Play a Role in Regulating Law Enforcement

An agency modeled after the federal transportation safety board could promote safety for the public and police.

Reviewing Police Use of Force Through Root Cause Analysis

Reviewing Police Use of Force Through Root Cause Analysis

More agencies are embracing a new kind of review focused on preventing future errors, rather than placing blame.

Regulating the Reasonableness of Police Violence

Regulating the Reasonableness of Police Violence

The legal standard governing police force provides inadequate guidance to police officers and the courts.

The Future of Police Reform Under the Trump Administration

The Future of Police Reform Under the Trump Administration

Insights gleaned from past federal enforcement efforts can inform future locally driven improvements.

Regulating Police Use of Force

Regulating Police Use of Force

Scholars, activists, and other criminal justice experts address possible legal responses to excessive police force.