What Works, What Doesn’t, What’s Promising: Exploring the Role of Evidence-Based Policing

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ShareEmirhan Darcan, PhD emirhan.darcan@gc4ss.org Expert Global Center for Security Studies Evidence-based policing is determined by statistical evidence gathered after the implementation of a program. Instead of other policing strategies, this program is malleable, dependent on data and studies being conducted. Currently, police agencies operate under set conditions. The men and women who are on the job determine their own rhythm and discretionary guidelines, reacting to their own personal values as well as the culture of the community. Evidence-based policing requires the men and women of the law enforcement job to change their daily routine, and sometimes change their entire view … Continue reading What Works, What Doesn’t, What’s Promising: Exploring the Role of Evidence-Based Policing

As an Alternative Solution to Drug Problem the Needle Exchange Program

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ShareEmirhan Darcan, PhD emirhan.darcan@gc4ss.org Expert Global Center for Security Studies Approximately three decades ago in Zurich, Switzerland, specifically at Platzspitz Park, which is known as the “needle park”, there was an open area for drug use as well as injection of drug. As a social and health consequences of this, Switzerland was exposed to a fast-growing drug-related HIV epidemic and consequently, amongst the European countries, Switzerland was the highest HIV prevalence observed. After this sad experience, the Swiss authorities have changed their attitude towards drug problem. Such that, whereas many other European countries’ drug-control policies are based on prohibition and … Continue reading As an Alternative Solution to Drug Problem the Needle Exchange Program