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Bureau of Justice Assistance’s SPI Spotlight on Effective Policing Technology Initiative

The Strategies for Policing Innovation (SPI) initiative released two Spotlight Reports titled The Role of Technology in the Strategies for Policing Innovation Program: Challenges, Solutions, and Lessons Learned. One report focuses on technology initiatives to reduce crime, such as risk terrain modeling and social network analysis, while the second focuses on hardware initiatives such as body-worn cameras and gunshot detection systems. These reports provide information on successful policing technology initiatives; the impact of technology initiatives on SPI agencies; and challenges and…

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New NIJ Journal Article Focuses on Conducted Energy Device Policies

Better knowledge of the use and effects of Conducted Energy Devices (CEDs) and developments in constitutional law have prompted law enforcement in the past decade to revisit policies on the widely used “less-lethal weapon” which stuns and usually immobilizes subjects to make it easier for law enforcement officers to subdue them. Since CEDs were introduced as a law enforcement tool, the NIJ has sponsored research related to implementation, officer training and potential effects. NIJ-sponsored research on CED effects has repeatedly…