RESOURCES

Anita Chabria. The Los Angeles Times. July 16, 2020.
CPSC’s primary focus during its long partnership with Stockton has been the development of its evidence-based and values-driven violence reduction initiative, which has reduced homicide by over 50 percent since 2012.
Interview with Tracey Meares. The New Yorker. Isaac Chotiner. June 10, 2020.
Tracey Meares, the Walton Hale Hamilton Professor at Yale Law School and a founding director of the Yale Justice Collaboratory, highlights Oakland and Stockton as promising models of community and police collaborations to reduce violence.
Rodrigo Canales. Yale Insights, Yale School of Management. June 2020.
Rodrigo Canales, an associate professor of organizational behavior at Yale School of Management, is building on CPSC’s organizational change work as it tests approaches to increasing trust and effectiveness in police departments in Mexico.
The Gifford’s Law Center. April 2019.
The Giffords Law Center details the development and implementation of Oakland Ceasefire, highlighting five elements: (1) analysis of violent incidents and trends; (2) respectful, in-person communication with residents at risk of violence as victims or suspects; (3) relationship-based social services; (4) narrowly focused law enforcement actions; and (5) an intentional management structure.
Andrea Cipriano, May 27, 2020.
This article reports findings that procedural justice training – similar to that instituted with CPSC’s support in Stockton, Salinas, and Oakland – can change police behavior and reduce both citizen complaints and police use of force. The research team, George Wood, Tom R. Tyler and Andrew V. Papachristos, suggest that intensive training can produce “substantial changes in police behavior on the streets.”