46 episodes

A monthly podcast featuring conversations with influential thinkers in the police service and leading crime and policing researchers working to advance public safety. Often amusing, often enlightening, always informative. Host Professor Jerry Ratcliffe chats to a range of international guests covering policing, practical criminology, and public safety policy. Details and transcripts at reducingcrime.com/podcast.

Reducing Crime Jerry Ratcliffe

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 41 Ratings

A monthly podcast featuring conversations with influential thinkers in the police service and leading crime and policing researchers working to advance public safety. Often amusing, often enlightening, always informative. Host Professor Jerry Ratcliffe chats to a range of international guests covering policing, practical criminology, and public safety policy. Details and transcripts at reducingcrime.com/podcast.

    #46 (Wes Skogan)

    #46 (Wes Skogan)

    Wes Skogan is emeritus professor at Northwestern University and a leading authority on community policing. He sits down with host Jerry Ratcliffe to discuss the origins and development of community policing in Chicago, the importance of case workers alongside violence interrupters, and the core components that can reinvigorate community policing.

    • 41 min
    #45 (Scott Charles)

    #45 (Scott Charles)

    Scott Charles is the Trauma Outreach Manager for Temple University Hospital, director of the Cradle to Grave program, and coordinator of the hospital’s Trauma Victims Support Advocates program. We discuss how he came to be running these hospital-based violence interruption programs (HVIPs), how they work to change the lives of gunshot victims and young people at risk of gun crime, and what he has learned from thousands of conversations with gunshot survivors.

    • 39 min
    #44 (Jason Roach)

    #44 (Jason Roach)

    Dr. Jason Roach is a chartered psychologist, Professor of Psychology and Policing, and Director of the University of Huddersfield's Secure Societies Research Institute. In the podcast, we talk about some of his projects that have explored offender self-selection and trigger crimes, criminal decision-making, nudging and influencing crime prevention, and learning from offenders.

    • 42 min
    #43 (Walter Katz)

    #43 (Walter Katz)

    Walter Katz is the Vice President of Criminal Justice for Arnold Ventures. Walter received his law degree from the McGeorge School of Law at the University of the Pacific and his undergraduate degree from the University of Nevada, Reno. His conversation with Jerry Ratcliffe covers his background as a public defender, his work as Deputy Chief of Staff for Public Safety for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, police oversight, public safety budgets and the role of civilian policy makers, police use of force, and minimizing police involved shootings.

    • 41 min
    #42 (Justin Nix)

    #42 (Justin Nix)

    Dr. Justin Nix is a distinguished associate professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Nebraska Omaha, and this year's Outstanding Young Experimental Criminologist. We chat about his research on procedural justice, police legitimacy, and the use of deadly force.

    • 37 min
    #41 (Charles Ramsey)

    #41 (Charles Ramsey)

    Charles Ramsey is one of the most revered leaders in American policing. He joined the Chicago Police Department as a cadet in 1968 and rose to lead both the Washington DC Metro police department and the Philadelphia Police Department. He co-chaired President Obama's Task Force on 21st Century Policing.

    The discussion covers 1960s racism in policing, recruitment, leadership, dealing with bad news, working with academics, compassion fatigue, identifying and promoting talent in the department, and mental health of police leadership when facing deaths in the ranks.

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

bigbadabum ,

Honesty

It’s not about what people want to hear, it’s about the facts.

Sticb21 ,

Excellent resource

This is an excellent resource for practitioners, students, academics, and the public at large. It provides a real world look into policing and the ways that we can reduce crime successfully using research.

Homer222211111 ,

One of the most important podcasts on the topic of criminal justice today!

Thoughtful and provocative work.

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