Professor Mark Kleiman was quoted in The Intercept on the compatibility of criminal justice reform and increasing policing resources.
“There’s no contradiction between increasing police presence — which poor, high-crime neighborhoods desperately need — and criminal justice reform,” Kleiman wrote in an email to The Intercept. He noted that funding for the COPS program could provide the resources for law enforcement to make changes that would positively impact communities. “The original COPS strategy was to leverage federal money to push police departments toward community policing. It had some success. No reason to think the same strategy wouldn’t work to push departments toward other reforms.”