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2015 August

Insight Policing and the Role of the Civilian in Police Accountability

By Jamie Price & Megan Price

“Insight policing” is a community-oriented, problem-solving approach to policing that combines traditional law enforcement skills with conflict-resolution skills. By strategically applying curiosity rather than force, insight policing disrupts the cycle of retaliatory violence and conflict between civilians and police officers. Rooted in the work of Sargent Shriver, insight policing has been successful in Lowell (Massachusetts) and Memphis (Tennessee).

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