De‐Policing as a Consequence of the So‐Called “Ferguson Effect”


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Written by PISC Executive Committee member John MacDonald, this piece discusses the so-called "Ferguson Effect", a phenomena in which police disengagement from community policing causes homicide rates to rise. MacDonald analyzes various studies concerning the "Ferguson Effect", and concludes that there little evidence that such a phenomena can actually explain changes in the U.S. homicide rate.

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