Attitudes toward police: A cycle of distrust

Alison Grodzinski Blog Posts 4 Comments

By: Briana Jefferson, MI-YVPC Intern Growing up, I remember my biggest heroes were police officers. I admired the crisp uniforms and hats, but most of all the shiny badges each police officer wore. I also felt grateful for the sense of protection they provided when I saw officers patrolling my neighborhood. Unfortunately, not everyone has favorable attitudes toward the police. …

Preventative Policing

Matan Blog Posts, HBHE 680 3 Comments

After noticing a sharp increase in robberies in Brownsville, a New York City neighborhood with many public housing developments, New York City Police Department Housing Bureau Chief Joanne Jaffe first tried to increase conventional policing strategies. However, by early 2007 Chief Jaffe had begun to think of new ideas for police interventions in the neighborhood. Chief Jaffe had decided to …