Disaggregating

Disaggregating the Police Function

Disaggregating the various functions of modern police agencies provides us the basis to start to reimagine how we might go about building better systems of layered responses to the social problems we have for too long left at the feet of policing agencies in American. Today’s episode features our Facebook Live conversation with Professor Barry Read more about Disaggregating the Police Function[…]

Abuse

Abuse of Media Covering Protests

In today’s episode we discuss the abuse suffered by credentialed media at the hands of local police forces. While police actions responding to protests have always been called in to question the ferociousness behind the abuse by municipal police departments across the county to local and national news outlets sure seemed different this time around. Read more about Abuse of Media Covering Protests[…]

Coordinated CPD Media Strategy

On May 15th several mainstream media outlets each published their own interview with CPD Superintendent David Brown in what can only be the result of a coordinated media strategy from the Department. When you review what was published by the various outlets they each make readers / viewers believe the interview was obtained through their Read more about Coordinated CPD Media Strategy[…]

COPA

FOIA: COPA Type of Records

This request to COPA (Civilian Office of Police Accountability) in one in a series of FOIA requests aimed at getting a better understanding of the data and records COPA maintains and in what format they maintain it. There is section within the FOIA law that requires public bodies to maintain a list of the types Read more about FOIA: COPA Type of Records[…]

OEMC

FOIA: OEMC Records Type

This request to OEMC in one in a series of FOIA requests aimed at getting a better understanding of the data and records OEMC maintains and in what format they maintain it. There is section within the FOIA law that requires public bodies to maintain a list of the types of records they maintain. This Read more about FOIA: OEMC Records Type[…]

Million Dollar

Chicago’s Million Dollar Blocks

Chicago’s Million Dollar Blocks is an amazing website that details over a five year period how much money the State of Illinois spends on incarcerating people per block in Chicago. In this episode we feature an interview with researcher and author Dr. Dan Cooper from the Metropolitan Planning Council, who together with his colleague Dr. Read more about Chicago’s Million Dollar Blocks[…]

Cook County Sheriff All Records FOIA

This FOIA to the Cook County Sheriff is part of our efforts to use the Illinois Freedom of Information Act to open records from the Chicago and Cook County justice system. In this FOIA, which we have sent to each multiple justice agencies in Chicago and Cook County, we are asking for a list of Read more about Cook County Sheriff All Records FOIA[…]

Tribune's Bail

Tribune’s Bail Story – a Weak Use of Data

The Chicago Tribune’s bail story is a classic example of why academic research methods and so superior to the quantitative research methods used by journalists covering criminal justice issues. This video is from our YouTube channel Quick Hits playlist were you will find brief videos on CJP’s insights on justice system policy and practices and Read more about Tribune’s Bail Story – a Weak Use of Data[…]

CAPS

FOIA: Mayor’s Office Superintendent Search

This FOIA to the Mayor’s Office of the City of Chicago is intended to shed light on the process by which former Dallas Police Chief David Brown became Chicago’s new Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department. The process seems not only less than ideal it also seems to violate in the spirit and the letter Read more about FOIA: Mayor’s Office Superintendent Search[…]

CAPS

FOIA: CPD CAPS Data

This FOIA is seeking CAPS (Chicago’s Alternative Policing Strategy) data from the Chicago Police Department (CDP). Both Superintendent Brown and Mayor Lightfoot has espoused support for community policing so there is every reason to believe that the program will see a resurgence in Chicago. There is an intense mythology that has been built up around Read more about FOIA: CPD CAPS Data[…]