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Experts in our latest policy debate agree that the cameras could increase transparency and community trust, but the “silver bullet” is tarnishing.
The latest chapter of Our Changing City explores how DC, once the nation’s “murder capital,” went on to experience dramatic drops in violent crime.
The White House has strongly promoted the idea of increased police transparency after high-profile incidents of civil unrest throughout 2014 and into 2015. Most law enforcement agencies still have a long way to go.
How do you make police camera footage available in a way that respects privacy and civil liberties?
There is simply no good evidence to suggest that carrying guns will protect sexual assault victims
Our prison and jail systems do not provide adequate mental health treatment, harming prisoners and costing society.

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Beyond the Numbers

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Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Beyond the Numbers

Many Asian Americans are often overlooked in research on ethnic disparities.

How Can We Reduce Poverty and Increase Opportunity?

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How Can We Reduce Poverty and Increase Opportunity?

More than 48 million Americans, including one in six children, live in poverty. How can we do better?

From Protest to Policy

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From Protest to Policy

Our researchers offer evidence-based solutions to some of the problems faced by poor, mostly minority communities in Baltimore and other US cities.

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