Police Tactics And Crime

Police Tactics And Crime

Critics argue that New York's aggressive "Stop and Frisk" policies lead to racial profiling, and may not even be effective. We explore the debates.

Even as big cities are enjoying historically low crime rates, certain police tactics are still generating heated debate. While some, including New York's mayor, credit the drops in part to aggressive use of "Stop and Frisk," critics say these "dragnets" lead to racial profiling. One law professor says "Stop and Frisk" might even be doing harm, damaging the trust between residents and law enforcement that is key to more targeted policing. We explore the issues.

Guests

James Forman, Jr

Clinical Professor of Law, Yale Law School

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