Justice & Security Strategies is a recognized national leader in collaborating with law enforcement to improve police operations. We have extensive experience with several police initiatives including crime analysis and reporting, gun crime and gang crime interventions, precision and predictive policing, "pulling-levers" interventions, and early intervention systems. We also work with agencies in adopting technological solutions including body worn video and digital evidence management.
As a training and technical assistance provider, we have worked with many agencies across the country in implementing body-worn cameras. We have also conducted research and evaluation on the LAPD's BWC initiative. We will be working with BJA to administer the Small, Rural, and Tribal BWC solicitation in 2021.
Investigating and Solving Murders in Los Angeles
JSS works with the LAPD, UCLA, and UC Irvine to better understand homicides and how to solve them. Using advanced statistical methods, we analyzed over 4,111 homicide cases to determine characteristics of solved and unsolved homicides Over the next three years, more cases will be reviewed and analyzed through a grant with the National Institute of Justice (NIJ).
Managing Digital Evidence
One of the challenges of recent advances in body worn cameras and forensic technologies is how to collect, analyze, process, and store this information - particularly for down-stream criminal justice services. JSS is currently leading initiatives to assist agencies in adapting to the realities of digital evidence management.
Improving Police Conduct
Whether it's assessing police units or identifying and intervening with officers before problematic behaviors occur, performance management remains a key component of a modern police agency. We have considerable experience with "best-practices" in performance management and improving police conduct.
Guns and Crime (CGIC)
JSS has collaborated with police agencies in both designing and evaluating targeted crime strategies for violent crime, gang crime, and gun crime. Crime strategies are often successful when agencies leverage theoretically-sound, proven strategies to address persistent crime problems. JSS has provide both technical and research support for these efforts.
Reducing Violent Crime
Research and evaluation remains a cornerstone of our approach to working with agencies. We have been involved in many process and impact evaluation studies of police initiatives at the local, state, and federal level. JSS specializes in methodologically strong studies of police policy effectiveness.