Arrest and Incarcerate
Arrest and Incarcerate has given us:
1) Hot Spot policing
2) Broken Windows
4) Mass Incarceration.
Hot spot policing floods “certain” neighborhoods with police. When hot spots are chosen based on past arrests (“high crime areas”) they often perpetrate past racist practices.
Broken Windows cracks down on minor offenses.
Surveillance treats civilians as “subjects” of a police state waiting to be catalogued instead of participants in a democracy.
Mass incarceration has destroyed lives, the inherent strengths of communities all of which erodes public safety.
Learn More Here: Community Investment, Not Punishment, Is Key to Reducing Violence.
“We need an effective system of crime prevention and control in our communities, but that is not what the current system is."
- Michelle Alexander,
The New Jim Crow
Re-Investing in Public Safety PowerPoint here.