Brief annotations are provided for 18 papers presented at the Harvard Executive Session on Policing and Public Safety for the period from 2008 to 2015. Brief annotations are provided for 18 papers presented at the Harvard Executive Session on Policing and Public Safety for the period from 2008 to 2015.
One paper argues for a change in the paradigm for policing from that of "warrior s at war with the people they are sworn to protect" to advocates for democratic ideals. Another paper suggests strategies police organizations could use in measuring police performance, followed by a paper that describes elements of "procedural justice" in police encounters. Three papers address management of the "boundary between public and private policing," how police can assist in reducing the number of wrongful convictions, and using the lessons of the Holocaust to assist police in protecting citizens' rights. Other papers focus on police leadership challenges in a changing world, the role of urban police departments in reducing prison reentry, reform in police discipline, a model for "advanced community policing," the cooperation of investigators and patrol officers in crime control, a new model for police "professionalism," and a science-based policing paradigm. Remaining papers discuss the measurement of cost and impact of policing in mid-sized cities; the changing environment of policing (1985-2008); and how data, analysis, and problemsolving are effective strategies for policing.