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BJA Director Karhlton Moore welcomes you to the Law Enforcement Knowledge Lab

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Knowledge Lab What's New

New CRI-TAC Course – Take Action: Make the R.I.G.H.T. Choice and Intervene

This training encourages law enforcement personnel to actively intervene to prevent colleagues from committing policy or procedure mistakes or unprofessional, unethical, or criminal conduct. The curriculum was developed for law enforcement officers of all ranks and experience.

National Institute of Justice 2023 National Research Conference – Evidence to Action

NIJ is hosting a three-day conference from May 23-25 in Arlington, VA.  Registration is free and open to all.  The conference aims to bring researchers and practitioners together to learn about the latest research evidence and how it can be implemented to promote safety, equity, and justice.

Task Force on 21st Century Policing – A Renewed Call to Action

Since the publication of the task force’s final report in May 2015, there have been countless working groups established to respond to police violence in communities. Still, the nation remains in a policing crisis.  In February 2023, former task force co-chairs convened former task force members to discuss the current crisis of confidence in policing.

‘Where has this training been all my life?’: How healing trauma could actually reform policing

Commissioner Michael Harrison (Baltimore Police Department) and Commissioner Michael Cox (Boston Police Department) are helping officers heal their trauma with an approach called Rewire CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). This approach allows officers exposed to trauma to become aware of their emotions and connect with how they think, feel, and act. Through this approach, officers may better regulate their emotions and have more positive interactions with the public.

Women in Police Leadership: 10 Action Items for Advancing Women and Strengthening Policing

Police agencies can implement steps to create more opportunities for women to advance in their departments. Implementing these action items, developed by the Police Executive Research Forum, will benefit women currently in law enforcement and those who aspire to have careers in policing.

Principles of the Law, Policing

Principles of the Law, Policing provides a framework for the field to create just and rational policing laws, policies, and practices, developed by The American Law Institute (ALI). The project has been informed by a variety of sources, including existing policies and practices in agencies, research, and constitutional norms.