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Project Title: Proactive Policing - Effects on Crime, Communities, and Civil Liberties in the United States

PIN: DBASSE-CLAJ-14-02         

Major Unit:
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

Sub Unit:
Committee on Law and Justice

Malay, Majmundar

Subject/Focus Area:
Behavioral and Social Sciences; Policy for Science and Technology

Proactive Policing - Effects on Crime, Communities, and Civil Liberties in the United States
April 4, 2016 - April 5, 2016
Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20001

If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:

Contact Name: Leticia Garcilazo Green
Phone: (202)334-3212
Fax: (202)334-3829


8:00 am Breakfast available in meeting room

8:30 – 8:45 am Welcome and Introduction

David Weisburd (Committee Chair), George Mason University & Hebrew University of Jerusalem

8:45 – 10:00 am Law and Legality

Presenter: Rachel Harmon, University of Virginia

Discussants: Geffrey Alpert, University of South Carolina
David Sklansky, Stanford Law School

10:15 – 10:30 am BREAK

10:30 am – 12:00 pm Police Practitioner Roundtable

Moderators: Hassan Aden, The Aden Group
Jim Bueermann, Police Foundation

Participants: Chief Art Acevedo (Austin, TX)
Chief Debora Black (Glendale, AZ)
Chief Jane Castor (Tampa, FL)
Sheriff Bob Gualtieri (Pinellas County, FL)
Commissioner Robert Haas (Cambridge, MA)
Chief Ronal Serpas (New Orleans) (Retired)

12:00 – 12:30 pm LUNCH

12:30 – 2:00 pm Community Perspectives Roundtable

Moderator: Phillip Atiba Goff (UCLA)

Participants: John DeTaeye, Collaborative Solutions for
Jin Hee Lee, NAACP Legal Defense and
Educational Fund
Carmen Perez, The Gathering for Justice
Julia Ryan, Local Initiative Support Corporation

2:00 – 2:15 pm BREAK

2:15 – 3:15 pm History of Proactive Policing Strategies
(commissioned paper discussion)

Samuel Walker, University of Nebraska

3:15 – 4:15 pm The Broader Context of Race and Policing
(commissioned paper discussion)

Elizabeth Hinton, Harvard University

4:15 – 4:30 pm BREAK

4:30 – 5:30 pm Police Use of Force and its Relationship to Proactive Policing
(commissioned paper discussion)

Geoffrey Alpert, University of South Carolina

5:30 pm Adjourn

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Anthony Braga - Telephone
Jim Bueermann
Philip Cook
Phillip Goff
Rachel Harmon
Cynthia Lum
Charles Manski
Stephen Mastrofski
Tracey Meares - telephone
Daniel Nagin
Emily Owens
Steven Raphael
Jerry Ratcliffe
Tom Tyler - telephone
David Weisburd

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
Reflections on previous day's presentations and discussions
Discussion of whether and what further data and information is needed

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: May 5, 2016