Research Current Work

 

Las Vegas – The IACP/UC Center is evaluating an innovative crime reduction strategy that uses components from focused deterrence and hot spots policing to reduce violent crimes in Las Vegas.  This intervention focuses on addressing both high risk people and places.  Gang members from the most violent gangs in Las Vegas are required to attend notification sessions that inform them of increased enforcement of their gang member, turf, and stricter sentencing options if they decide to continue engaging in violence.  



  

Wichita/New York City – The IACP/UC Center is evaluating the Wichita Police Departments implicit bias training of patrol officers.  This evaluation will determine if the training is effective in reducing the use of force and complaints against officers. 






Crisis Intervention Teams – The IACP/UC Center wrote a practitioners guide which summarizes decades of research on the effectiveness of crisis intervention teams in reducing several different outcomes.  This literature review provides an overview of this research aimed at informing police departments that both already have crisis intervention teams and are considering their adoption.  



De-escalation – The IACP/UC Center wrote a practitioners guide which summarizes decades of research on the effectiveness of de-escalation training in reducing the prevalence of violence across several disciplines.  This literature review synthesizes findings from studies conducted in several different professions and translates how the lessons can be applied to policing.