Aaron Stagoff-Belfort

Aaron works in the Policing Program at the Vera Institute of Justice, a criminal justice policy and research organization. His program focuses on fundamentally shifting the culture of American policing by making it less reliant on punitive enforcement.

The Lessons of Chicago’s Disastrous “Crime Prediction” Experiment

In 2012, the Chicago Police Department (CPD) collected data on everyone arrested in the last four years, and used it…

March 12, 2020

The Disturbing Prevalence of NYPD Taser Use on Mentally Ill New Yorkers

Dwayne Jeune’s mom was looking for help when she called 911 in 2017. Her 32-year-old son, who had a history…

January 7, 2020