N3 partners with City of Evanston to Review Police Department’s Use of Force Policy
Over the summer, the Evanston Police Department asked N3 to review its current Use of Force Policy and offer recommendations to strengthen the policy, which in turn, may lead to additional reforms aimed at greater equity, transparency and accountability. In mid-September, N3 researchers authored a report for the police department and presented recommendations at Evanston’s City Council meeting on Sept. 14. Read the story here.
Welcoming New Executive Director, Soledad McGrath!
Please join us in welcoming Soledad McGrath, Esq. as the new Executive Director! Since beginning her career as a corporate lawyer over 15 years ago, she has been committed to working on behalf of underserved communities, in and beyond the Chicagoland area. We are so pleased to welcome Soledad to the N3 team!
Police Training Reduced Complaints and Use of Force Against Civilians
In a newly released article, N3 Director, Andrew Papachristos, and postdoctoral fellow, George Wood, analyzed a procedural justice training program of over 8000 Chicago police officers finding it reduced complaints by roughly 10% and reduced use of force by 6% in the two years following their training.
Using Maps and Networks to Reduce Gun Violence
“Sociology professor Andrew Papachristos has been interested in criminal justice ever since childhood, when his Greek immigrant parents were the victims of gang violence on Chicago’s North Side. Now, his research applies public health concepts and network science to map gun violence in U.S. cities in an effort to save lives and craft more effective long-term prevention policies…”
Op-Ed: Another way to look at Chicago's number of killings
“In absolute terms, homicides declined in Chicago through the early 1990s and leveled off in the early 2000s, falling to levels not seen since the 1960s. With a few noted spikes in the number of homicides (including 2016), most neighborhoods in Chicago are safer today than they were in 1992. But the homicide gap has gotten worse…”
New AJS Article on Neighborhoods and Networks, Papachristos & Bastomski
“This study considers how a particular behavior, criminal co-offending, creates direct and indirect pathways between neighborhoods. Analyzing administrative records and survey data, the authors find that individual acts of co-offending link together to create a ‘network of neighborhoods…'”
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