NFCTA: Crime Guns Report

February 2023

The National Firearms Commerce and Trafficking Assessment (NFCTA) is an examination of firearms commerce and their diversion to illegal markets. Volume II focuses on crime guns that jeopardize the safety and security of Americans. Using a compilation of data, information, and expert analysis relating to crime guns recovered by law enforcement during investigations, this report helps set the precedent for research in firearms violence.

Major Cities Chiefs Violent Crime Report

November 2022

Brooks Bawden Moore's Weekly Update and Analysis has provided The Major Cities Chiefs Association (MCCA) publication detailing their latest violent crime report. This report is a midyear comparison of 2022 & 2021, January to September. Compared to 2019 figures, MCCA member cities have experienced a 44.5% increase in homicides and a roughly 40.5% increase in aggravated assaults.

Protecting Children in the Age of End-to-End Encryption

October 2022

With end-to-end encryption and dark-web access becoming more accessible, the protection of children from exploitation is becoming more crucial. This report goes into patterns of online child sexual exploitation and abuse, the impacts of end-to-end encryption, and a range of ways to intervene.

Examining the Impact of ICAT De-escalation Training

October 2022

These reports examine the efficacy and impact of Integrating Communities, Assessment, and Tactics (ICAT) de-escalation training, which has been found to reduce use-of-force incidents and injuries for officers and citizens alike.

21st Century Protest Response

September 2022

This publication provides recommendations for law enforcement agencies and is part of an ongoing assessment of and dialogue about best practices concerning protests and mass demonstrations.

OnPolicing Blog on Rapport Building in Interviews and Interrogations

September 2022

How police communicate with the public has received increased attention by academics and law enforcement leaders seeking to put evidence-based practices in the hands of police officers. This blog looks into the research and examines ways to translate the findings into best practices.

Rapid DNA: Applications and Considerations

February 2020

Rapid DNA is a tool used to augment the DNA analysis process within the first few hours of an investigation. Given the generated interest in the topic within recent years, this white paper explores the applications, limitations, expansions, and potential concerns of Rapid DNA analysis.