Monthly Archives: June 2012

Success in Crucial Conversations (the ones we hate to have)

We all hate the three types of conversations Joseph Grenny describes below. But every leader has to engage in them and everybody would love to do them better.   Grenny and his colleagues at VitalSmarts, www.vitalsmarts.com, have valuable ideas on how to … Continue reading

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The 4th, Force and Freedom (and a new COPS Report)

There can be no better time to release a report on police use of force than in the run-up to Independence Day. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by … Continue reading

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Crime: The Grossest National Product

We Americans pay through the nose for crime.  We pay physically, emotionally, psychologically — and financially. We pay as individuals and we pay as communities.  PERF in the most recent Subject to Debate estimated that our tab for firearm crimes … Continue reading

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Mickey Mouse No More: The Sequel

Writing in the latest edition of the NIJ Journal (No. 270, June 2012), Jens Ludwig and Philip J. Cook offer this sequel to “Mickey Mouse No More,” the most recent post in this blog.  The two distinguished thinkers, from the University … Continue reading

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Mickey Mouse No More

POLICE in the US have the capacity to break up a $39 billion illicit industry that is driven by over 23 million annual victimizations. Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis declared in May in this space that police can cut the … Continue reading

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Ownership & Productivity in an Era of Less

Ownership unleashes productivity and creativity. It makes accountability possible. In an era when police and other CJ agencies must do better with less, Paul Evans’s legacy in the Boston Police Department is instructive. When Paul Evans served as Boston Police … Continue reading

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A New Resource for Strategic Policing

My training partner Liz O’Connor and I developed a “how-to” for the IACP on police-corrections partnerships.  IACP has just issued it.  It’s entitled “Police-Corrections Partnerships: Collaborating for Strategic Crime Control.”  We believe it might be especially useful in the current … Continue reading

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