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Oct 2, 2018

For more than 40 years, there has been a call from certain sectors for police departments in the United States to become more proactive. However, along with that call comes some questions. First, what is meant by proactive policing? And secondly, does it work? On today’s Perspective, one national expert says there is evidence that a number of proactive policing practices are successful in reducing crime and disorder, at least in the short term, and that most of these strategies do not harm communities’ attitudes toward police.

Guest: David Weisburd, a Distinguished Professor at George Mason University and Director of the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy.

Perspective is a weekly public affairs program hosted by Richard Baker, communications professor at Kansas State University. Perspective has been continuously produced for radio stations across the nation by K-State for well over six decades.

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