Women on Patrol A Pilot Study of Police Performance in New York City


The patrol performance of 41 female New York City police officers was compared to that of 41 of their male colleagues in 1975-76 by length of time on force, patrol experience, and the type of precinct. Direct observation by police and civilians was the principle method. The study, intended primarily for police administrators, concludes with suggestions for improving the performance of both male and female police officers. 


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People in Jail and Prison in Spring 2021

Vera Institute of Justice (Vera) researchers collected data on the number of people in local jails and state and federal prisons throughout 2020 and into spring 2021. Vera researchers estimated the incarcerated population using a sample of approximately 1,600 jail jurisdictions, 50 states, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, the U.S. Marshals Service (U ...

  • Jacob Kang-Brown, Chase Montagnet, Jasmine Heiss
June 07, 2021