New Article in the Washington Post's Made by History series

“We fight because we believe there are real consequences to access. Exposing an unvarnished history of the NYPD would pressure the department to rethink tactics that have failed vulnerable communities in the past. Making police departments more transparent is an essential part of making officers more accountable for how they do their jobs. The ongoing political fight over transparency and accessibility are not just watchwords that will determine the future of policing. They are also the battleground on which we are fighting to understand policing’s past.”

You can read the full article “What the loss of the New York police museum means for criminal-justice reform” here.

Short Historiography of 2018 Carceral Studies/Policing History

The editors at The Metropole, the blog of the Urban History Association, asked if I would write a blog post that traced recent developments in the field of policing and carceral history as a 2018 wrap up. This is part of Disciplining the City, the ongoing series I edit for The Metropole on the history of urban policing, incarceration, and state power.