Event: “Sharing Solutions” – Community policing and public trust
Eric Arias from William & Mary College presents research from his field experiment in Colombia on community policing and public trust.
Arias begins with the motivation for this research, which is centred on the premise that citizens’ trust and cooperation with the state is a fundamental issue, and police is key to security. A key challenge is that when police forces are not trusted, that brings a myriad of negative consequences.
This presentation was part of a larger convening workshop for EDI, “Sharing Solutions, Sharing Strategies: A Policy Institute for Innovations in Public Services,” which involved 13 implementing partners of the programme. Participants had an opportunity to hear about all the work being carried out across the consortium, which helped identify important synergies. Researchers also had an opportunity to gain feedback on work-in-progress.