The research interests of faculty affiliated with the Center on Community Safety, Policing and Inequality reflect three core themes: innovative approaches to police governance, community participation in law enforcement and the social determinants of community safety. With these themes in mind, there are a number of specific projects in the works. One focuses on trends in police funding — relative to department size, crime rates and other salient variables — over time. Another has to do with the way law enforcement institutions silence input from the communities they most acutely affect. More information about these and other projects will be available soon. In the meantime, we welcome input about possible research directions.

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