School hosts Washington D.C. event that focuses on police trust

Professors from the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University joined other scholars, criminal justice researchers and law enforcement leaders for a session in Washington, D.C. that focused on “Restoring Trust in American Policing.” The two and a half hour event examined police use of force and its impact on communities; using data to understand and end racial profiling; building community trust in police and the use of body-worn cameras as a tool to enhance trust and police accountability. It was held at ASU’s new signature building in the nation’s capitol, the Barrett and O'Connor Center and was sponsored by the College of Public Service and Community Solutions and Arlington, Virginia based CNA, a nonprofit research and analysis firm that focuses on policing among other issues.

OPENING REMARKS

Dr. Cassia Spohn, Professor and Director, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Arizona State University
Dr. James “Chip” Coldren, Managing Director, Justice Group, CNA



PANEL 1: USE OF FORCE AND ITS IMPACT ON COMMUNITIES

Moderator: Nancy LaVigne, Vice President, Justice Policy Center, Urban Institute
Dr. William Terrill, Professor, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Arizona State University
Morgan Kane, Commander, Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Department
Denise Rodriguez, Research Scientist, CNA



PANEL 2: USING DATA TO UNDERSTAND AND END RACIAL PROFILING

Moderator: Nancy LaVigne, Vice President, Justice Policy Center, Urban Institute
Dr. Danielle Wallace, Associate Professor, Arizona State University
Ed Flynn, Chief (retired), Milwaukee Police Department
Eddie Reyes, Director, Public Safety Communications, Prince William County (VA)
Dr. Amanda Geller, Clinical Associate Professor and Director, MA Program in Applied Quantitative Research (AQR)
NYU Department of Sociology



PANEL 3: METHODS FOR ENHANCING COMMUNITY TRUST IN POLICE

Moderator: Nancy LaVigne, Vice President, Justice Policy Center, Urban Institute
Dr. Rick Trinkner, Assistant Professor, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Arizona State University
Dr. Devon Johnson, Associate Professor, George Mason University
Dr. James “Chip” Coldren, Managing Director, Justice Group, CNA


PANEL 4: POLICE BODY-WORN CAMERAS AS A TOOL TO ENHANCE TRUST AND POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY

Moderator: Nancy LaVigne, Vice President, Justice Policy Center, Urban Institute
Dr. Michael D. White, Professor, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Arizona State University
Anita Ravishankar, Research Fellow, The Lab @ DC/Metropolitan Police Department
Robert Davis, Chief Social Scientist, Police Foundation.



CLOSING REMARKS AND FINAL QUESTIONS

Cassia Spohn, Professor and Director, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Arizona State University

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