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Perilous Policing: Criminal Justice in Marginalized Communities, February 2019. UK: Routledge, Taylor & Francis (Australia and South Pacific), October 3, 2022. "Cloak and Dagger Policing"

Commonwealth Magazine, February 17, 2022. Compassionate response to 911 calls with social workers makes sense

The Conversation, February 10, 2022. No-knock warrants, a relic of the ‘war on drugs,’ face renewed criticism after Minneapolis death

Independent UK, April 21, 2021. I was a Boston police officer for 27 years. I know how Derek Chauvin became a murderer

The Conversation, January 8, 2021 "The uncomfortable questions facing Capitol Police over the security breach by MAGA mob"

The Conversation, June 2, 2020. Militarization has fostered a policing culture that sets up protesters as ‘the enemy’

The Conversation, April 15, 2020. What policing during the pandemic can tell us about crime rates and arrests

American Constitution Society, June 27, 2018. The Trouble with So-Called Gang Databases: No Refuge in the "Sanctuary" 


Boston Herald, March 26, 2018. Guest Column: Nolan: "Profiting from tragedy an immoral endeavor"

American Constitution Society, February 26, 2018.  "The Teacher and Her Gun: Shots Fired in the Sanctuary"


Fusion Centers” in The Cambridge Handbook of Surveillance Law (2017).  Henderson, S. & Gray, D. (Eds.).  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Civil Rights and Inequalities, Occasional Publication #6, CAPA, The Global Education Network, April 2017.  "Civil Rights and Civil Liberties in the Era of Police Militarization.


American Constitution Society, August 30, 2017: "The Warrior Cop Redux"

American Constitution Society, March 15, 2017: "Is it Time to Abolish the Police?"

American Constitution Society, March 6, 2017: "The Police and Immigration"

American Constitution Society, January 23, 2017.  "Policing in the Era of Trump—Day 1"

American Constitution Society, January 17, 2017.  "Police Reform: In Pursuit of 'Moral Order'"

American Constitution Society, November 28, 2016.  Law Enforcement's Nascent Epoch: Maleficent Policing

American Constitution Society, October 19, 2016.  "Racist Policing Is Over—So Sayeth the Chief"


American Constitution Society, August 12, 2016.  "Baltimore and the Taming of the Beast"

American Constitution Society, July 28, 2016.  Guest opinion essay: "Did Baltimore and Freddie Gray See Justice?"

American Constitution Society, July 8, 2016.  Guest opinion essay: “Baton Rouge, Falcon Heights, and Dallas: To Where from Here?”


“The Daily Beast,” May 23, 2016.  Column: “Why all of the Freddie Gray Cops May Walk”

American Constitution Society, May 2, 2016.  Guest opinion essay: “The Perils of Policing: Navigating the ‘Dangerous Straits’”

“Sex Offenders and Their Treatment” (with Mary Maguire) in Sex. Sexuality, Law, and (In)Justice (2016).  Fradella, H. & Sumner, J. (Eds.).  New York: Routledge.


American Constitution Society, February 11, 2016, ACS Symposium: “Recognizing Black History Month”


American Constitution Society, December 3, 2015.  Guest opinion essay: “Chicago’s Bad New Days (‘Same as the Bad Old Days’)”

American Constitution Society, October 5, 2015.  Guest opinion essay: “Broken Kneecaps Policing: Redux”


American Constitution Society, August 12, 2015.  Guest opinion essay: “The Police and the Truth: A “State of Emergency”


American Constitution Society, May 28, 2015.  Guest opinion essay: “Baltimore Police Throw Down Threats”


American Constitution Society, May 4, 2015.  Guest opinion essay: “Will Baltimore and Freddie Gray See Justice?  I’m Not So Sure...”

“The Daily Beast,” May 4, 2015.  Opinion analysis of the Baltimore County prosecutor’s decision to criminally charge police officers in the death of Freddie Gray


American Constitution Society, April 29, 2015.  Guest opinion essay: "Haywire Baltimore"


“The Daily Beast,” April 10, 2015.  Opinion analysis on the North Charleston, South Carolina police officer’s arrest in the shooting death of an unarmed black man 


“The Daily Beast,” March 11, 2015.  Opinion analysis of the resignation of the Ferguson, MO police chief


American Constitution Society, March 9, 2015.  Guest opinion essay: “Ferguson: The Prequel”


“Police Administration and Organization” in Critical Issues of Crime and Justice: Thought, Policy and Practice, 2nd Ed. (2015).  Maguire, M. & Okada, D. (Eds).  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.


“The Daily Beast,” November 28, 2014.  Opinion analysis of the St. Louis County grand jury’s decision not to indict Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown

American Constitution Society, November 21, 2014.  Guest opinion essay: “Attorney General Announces Guidance for Law Enforcement Response to Ferguson, Missouri Protests" 

“Defense One,” June 24, 2014.  Commentary essay on the militarization of the police in the U.S.

Police Practice and Research: An International Journal, Volume 12, Number 3 (June, 2011). “Faux ‘Hos’: Women Police Attitudes About Decoy Sex Work.”


“Police Administration and Organization” in Critical Issues of Crime and Justice: Thought, Policy and Practice (2011).  Maguire, M. & Okada, D. (Eds).  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.


Men and Masculinities, Volume 12, Number 2 (December, 2009).  “Behind the Blue Wall of Silence.”


New England Law Review, Volume 41, Number 3 (2007).  “Depiction of the CSI in the Popular Culture: Portrait in Domination and Effective Affectation.”


Journal of Criminal Justice Ethics, Volume 20, Number 2 (2001).  “Galateas In Blue: Women Police As Decoy Sex Workers.”

Criminal Justice Review, Volume 33, Number 1 (2008).  Book review: "Police Innovation: Contrasting Perspectives," Weisburd, D. & Braga, A. (2006).  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Manuscript reviewer: International Criminal Justice Review, Ethical Dilemmas and Decisions in Criminal Justice 5th ed., Pollock, J. (2007), Belmont, CA: Thomson Wadsworth Publishers.

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