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David E. Thacher

Associate Professor of Public Policy; Associate Professor of Urban Planning
As an associate professor of public policy and urban planning, Thacher’s research draws from philosophy, history, and the interpretive social sciences to develop and apply a humanistic approach to policy research. Most of his work has focused on criminal justice policy, where he has undertaken studies of order maintenance policing, the local police role in homeland security, community policing reform, the distribution of safety and security, prisoner re-entry, and criminal justice discretion.
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Order maintenance in the eyes of Olmsted

Apr 22, 2013
In the center of our nation's most densely populated city - a city buffeted by noise and commerce and pollution - lies the oasis of Central Park, a lush landscape co-designed in the 1850s by America's most famous landscape architect, Frederick Law...

Charity Auction 2007

Apr 1, 2007
The Spring Charity Auction is the most important student-led annual event at the Ford School. This year's was the biggest, best-dressed and most lucrative so far. Over $15,000 was raised in a single night to help fund the Direct Action Centre...