National Policing Institute
What difference does it make if police officers are trained to consistently treat everyone in fair and respectful ways – to remain neutral, for example, be active listeners, and exhibit trustworthy behavior? Can training change the behaviors of police officers? This research brief provides findings from a recent study by Weisburd, Telep, Vovak, and colleagues on a multicity randomized controlled trial of procedural justice at crime hot spots. The full study is available here.
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Randomized controlled trial (RCT)
Secondary data analysis, Surveys, Field-based experiment
National Policing Institute. (2022). In-depth training of police officers results in less crime, fewer arrests, and improved community views towards police in crime hot spots [Research Brief]. https://www.policinginstitute.org/publication/research-brief-in-depth-training-of-police-officers-results-in-less-crime-fewer-arrests-and-improved-community-views-towards-police-in-crime-hot-spots/
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