Mar 2021

NBER Working Paper: Body-Worn Cameras in Policing: Benefits and Costs

Jens Ludwig

This working paper dives into what we know about the benefits of body worn cameras and how those benefits compare to the costs of this new technology.

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Policing Leadership Academy Advisory and Research Committees
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View the members of the PLA’s advisory and research committees.

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The Crime Lab hosted a webinar on the findings of our recently released study, A Cognitive View of Policing, which evaluated a pilot of the Situational Decision-Making (Sit-D) police training program.

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In a recent webinar hosted by the National Collaborative on Gun Violence Research, Oeindrila Dube presented her findings on the evaluation of Situational Decision-Making, while Philip Cook discussed the evaluation of the Chicago Police Department’s Area Technology Centers.

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The people’s plan for community safety – even more needed
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The people’s plan for community safety – even more needed

Read Crime Lab Faculty Director Jens Ludwig’s latest op-ed arguing that to reduce violence, we should leverage data science to figure out how to get more social good out of what the city is already spending on evidence-based strategies such as community violence intervention programs.

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Crime Lab Senior Research Director Greg Stoddard joins Patrick Smith on WBEZ Reset to discuss results from a new study of an algorithm that can help identify which officers are likely to commit misconduct.

U. of C. study shows cops at high risk of misconduct also at elevated risk for off-duty trouble
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May 2024

U. of C. study shows cops at high risk of misconduct also at elevated risk for off-duty trouble

The Chicago Tribune’s Caroline Kubzansky speaks with Crime Lab Senior Research Director Greg Stoddard to discuss results from a new study of an officer support system.