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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine: A Number of Proactive Policing Practices Are Successful at Reducing Crime; Insufficient

Nov. 9, 2017 WASHINGTON – A number of strategies used by the police to proactively prevent crimes have proved to be successful at crime reduction, at least in the short term, and most strategies do not harm communities’ attitudes toward police, finds a new report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. However, the committee that conducted the study and wrote the report said there is insufficient evidence to draw strong conclusions on the potential role of racial bias in the use of proactive policing strategies.

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