Policing Expert Justin Nix Participates in Panel Discussion at National Conference for Police Executives
SCCJ Assistant Professor Justin Nix recently participated in a panel discussion hosted by the Major Cities (Police) Chiefs Association (MCC) during their 2018 annual summer conference held in Nashville, Tennessee. The conference was held in conjunction with the FBI National Executive Institute Associates and the Police Executive Research Forum.
Nix, who is a nationally recognized scholar in the area of policing, was joined on the panel by Geoff Alpert, Ph.D. of the University of South Carolina, Heather MacDonald, a fellow at the Manhattan Institute and author of “The War on Cops: How the New Attack on Law and Order Makes Everyone Less Safe,” and Roy Austin Jr., currently a partner in the law firm of Harris, Wiltshire, & Grannis LLP, and a former Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the Civil Rights Division in the Department of Justice during the Obama administration. The panel discussion centered on trends in officer-involved shootings.
Nix and Alpert, who recently published their latest original research dealing with officer-involved shootings in the June 2018 edition of The Police Chief, shared their findings with those in attendance at the panel discussion and called for the MCC to continue leading a nationwide push for better data dealing with officer-involved shootings.
The Major Cities Chiefs is a professional organization of police executives representing the largest cities in the United States and Canada. The MCC provides a unique forum for urban police, sheriffs and other law enforcement chief executives to discuss common problems, to share information and problem-solving strategies. The MCC articulates the public safety needs of large cities in the formulation of criminal justice policy.
Justin Nix, Ph.D. (left) and Geoff Alpert, Ph.D. (right) presenting their findings at the 2018 MCC annual conference.
Story published June 2018