Police in America: Warriors or Peacemakers?
The Crime Report
June 18, 2018

“Emphasizing de-escalation, conflict resolution, and empathy over the more force-oriented practices of the past, these training programs may, indeed, be a step in the right direction. However members of the criminal justice community still warn that, while training is important, it alone is not going to stem police misconduct and, in some cases, might be part of the problem.”

“Training becomes a simple solution,” Seth Stoughton, an assistant law professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law and a former Tallahassee police officer, said in an interview with The Crime Report.”

“Whenever we’re talking about something as complicated as human dynamics, as complicated as racial interactions throughout the history of this country, as complicated as policing itself, I think we should be very skeptical of simple solutions.”

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