Press Release UChicago Crime Lab September 11, 2023

As Use of Force Incidents Lead to Calls for Policing Reform, New Behavioral Science-Based Police Training Found to Reduce Adverse Policing Outcomes and Racial Disparities in Arrests

The Situational Decision-making (Sit-D) program cut use-of-force incidents by 23% and significantly reduced disproportionate arrests of Black civilians.

CHICAGO, IL – In the wake of high-profile use of force incidents by police across the country, the national conversation around reform has focused on individual officer and department accountability. While important, those efforts overlook the role of cognitive demands inherent in policing that can lead to adverse outcomes.

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