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Kleinman weighs in on Detroit ShotSpotter debate

Sep 8, 2022 Axios
As the Detroit City Council debates expanding ShotSpotter, a tool that identifies the sound of gunshots, Molly Kleinman, managing director of the Science, Technology, and Public Policy program, weighed in. "There are things they could be doing...
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El-Sayed criticizes police officers rejecting vaccine mandates

Oct 27, 2021
Calling out the hypocrisy of police officers who refuse to get the COVID-19 vaccine, Abdul El-Sayed, Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence, recently wrote an op-ed for the Detroit Metro Times.  In it, he recalls his first "real" interaction...
Publication

Latino Michiganders: Key findings from U-M Poverty Solutions

Oct 15, 2021
ANN ARBOR—As National Hispanic Heritage Month, which celebrates the culture and contributions of Latinos in the U.S., comes to a close, Poverty Solutions at the University of Michigan highlights key data from its research that relates to Latinos...
In the Media

Parthasarathy calls for legislative action on privacy

Aug 11, 2021 MLive
As police increasingly use social media for surveillance and monitoring, Shobita Parthasarathy, professor of public policy and director of the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, calls for legislative action to protect citizens' online...
In the Media

Parthasarathy discusses bias of facial recognition technology

Aug 5, 2021 MLive
The ethics surrounding the use of facial recognition technology are under increasing scrutiny as more law enforcement agencies utilize it. Shobita Parthasarathy, professor of public policy and director of the Science, Technology, and Public Policy...
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Lowande comments on police force "militarization"

Jun 30, 2020
Kenneth Lowande, assistant professor of political science and a faculty by courtesy at the Ford School, is quoted in an article on Bridge June 29 that looks at the militarization of police forces around the state of Michigan. He has studied the...

Law enforcement increasingly intolerant of dissent

Aug 29, 2014
"It's very clear that when people get this gear they tend to want to use it," says Joy Rohde in the August 28 Policy Points video, "When the police look like soldiers." Rohde argues that militarized police departments lead to violent...
PUBPOL 692

PUBPOL 692.001: Thinking about Crime

David Thacher
Monday, Wednesday
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Fall 2015
10:00-11:30 am EST Download Syllabus

As Chief of the New York City Police Department, William Bratton was fond of saying that the crime rate has the same meaning for a police department as profits have for a business--that the crime rate is the bottom line of policing.