“Sadly, I’ve dedicated my life to using facts and data to influence crime policy. I don’t think we’re any better at it than we were 30 years ago,” Butts said. He has seen both Democrats and Republicans try to use crime stats to scare voters. It’s hard to stop them because “politics was way out ahead of information and the facts.” Continue reading San Francisco Chronicle — Crime Statistics and Politics are a Deadly Mix
Jeffrey Butts interviewed on Canadian radio about recent efforts to reform U.S. policing. Continue reading CBC News — Prospects for Police Reform in the U.S.