Effective policing depends on public trust, science shows

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/12/151203203557.htm

Public trust and confidence in the police have remained flat for several decades despite a declining crime rate in the US, a problem that has become especially salient in the wake of recent police shootings of unarmed black men. A comprehensive new report shows that policing practices focused on respectful treatment and transparent decision making are likely to be more effective than traditional punishment-based strategies in building public trust and encouraging cooperation with the police.

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