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Bureau of Justice Assistance Podcasts Debut

The following post appears courtesy of The Office of Justice Programs and the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Office of Justice Programs’ Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) introduced a new series of podcasts called Perspectives in Law Enforcement. These podcasts provide listeners with the latest information in innovations, practices and perspectives from the field of criminal justice.  Topics range from innovative policing and prisoner reentry, to substance abuse and mental health issues, to relations with tribal nations.  Each podcast offers listeners the opportunity to hear Justice Department officials and leading experts discuss critical issues facing our nation and communities. In our first edition, James H. Burch, II, Acting Director of the Bureau of Justice Assistance, is joined by Kristina Rose, Acting Director of the National Institute of Justice, to talk with William Bratton, former Chief of Police of the Los Angeles Police Department and former Police Commissioner of the New York City and Boston Police Departments, about his thoughts regarding the evolution of policing. Click here to listen to the podcast. And, stay tuned for the following future podcasts:
  • Part 2: An Interview with Chief William Bratton regarding the concept of Predictive Policing.
  • An Interview with Tim Murray, Executive Director of the Pretrial Justice Institute about Pretrial Justice and the crucial role reentry programs play in the justice system.
  • An Interview with Major Sam Cochran of the Memphis Police Services discussing the importance of Crisis Intervention Teams.
We hope you listen in.  For feedback about this edition, or to request future topics you would like us to explore, please contact us at the Bureau of Justice Assistance.
Updated April 7, 2017