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How a Think Tank Fights Crime

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Publication Date: April 2004

Publisher(s): Sagamore Institute for Policy Research

Author(s): Ed McGarrell

Topic: Justice (Police and law enforcement)
Social conditions (Safety and security)

Type: Brief

Coverage: Indiana


In 1994, Hudson Institute and the Indianapolis Police Department (IPD) formed a unique partnership, the
only such relationship between an independent public-policy organization and a major urban police
department. This unusual partnership worked with citizens, business groups, and other local constituencies to identify crime-prone areas, assess disorder problems, and establish deterrents.