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How Data and Outreach Help Police Interact More Effectively with the Homeless

Homelessness in the United States is a nation-wide problem and one that frontline officers encounter on nearly a daily basis. Nationally, there are more than 550,000 homeless, and the number is growing. Homelessness affects individuals and families alike, as well as all genders and ages.  20 percent of homeless people in the United States are…

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Ep 18: Predictive Policing Will Fail Without Transparent Data and Context w/ Professor Jerry Ratcliffe

There were 114 officer suicides this year. Which is a horrible, tragic number, but not–and this is important–statistically worse than average for the general population. See, without context, data doesn’t mean anything. On a recent episode of Pinpoint, I got to interview Jerry Ratcliffe, a professor with the Department of Criminal Justice at Temple University,…

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How Your RMS Can Help Save Lives in the Opioid Crisis

The ongoing opioid epidemic in the United States now poses one of our nation’s most serious public health challenges. The crisis affects people from every walk of life, regardless of race, age, or financial background. In 2017, an estimated 1.7 million Americans had substance use disorders related to prescription opioids, with another 11.1 million misusing…

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