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When peer intervention blows up (American Police Beat)

The push for police reform in the wake of George Floyd has activated mandates across the country for both de-escalation and active bystandership. While the two are distinct, they are mutually reinforcing and together can help usher in change that has the potential to not only improve community–police relations but protect officers and the legitimacy of the profession.

De-escalation, particularly de-escalation grounded in principles of conflict resolution, like Insight Policing, requires specialized skills that help officers control aggression, resistance and noncompliance so that interactions with the public don’t come to force unless absolutely necessary.

Read more in our full article in American Police Beat.


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