Episode 198 | Just Emerging Technologies in PolicingJaclynn McKay
Original Release Date: March 25, 2022
In the final episode of our Community Relations season, Just Science sat down with Dr. Mike Planty, the Director of RTI’s Center for Community Safety, to discuss how emerging technologies in policing affect community relations.
Evaluating community sentiments about their respective police departments is an important part of ensuring that community needs are being addressed. The Criminal Justice Testing and Evaluation Consortium (CJTEC), funded by the National Institute of Justice, is designed to employ evidence-based research methods to enhance the data collection capabilities of stakeholders in the legal system. Listen as Mike discusses how surveys can contribute to improving police-community relations on this episode of Just Science.
This episode is funded in part by RTI International’s Applied Justice Research Division.
Michael (“Mike”) Planty is the senior director for the Center for Community Safety & Crime Prevention in RTI International’s Division for Applied Justice Research. Dr. Planty has extensive research experience in the areas of victimization, sexual violence, school violence and safety, law enforcement, criminal justice systems, and national indicators of crime and violence. He has formulated, directed, and led numerous large-scale national projects in his roles as deputy director and unit chief for the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). He has employed quantitative and qualitative methods in his research and has extensive experience designing studies, developing survey instruments, analyzing data, and disseminating findings. Dr. Planty has published and presented numerous research papers on a wide variety of topics. View RTI Profile.