Policing, Public Space and Democracy

May 30, 2023

The interdisciplinary project “Policing, Public Space and Democracy” funded in Fall of 2019 has been thriving despite pandemic interruptions. The project aims to analyze policing as a component of democracy in both Japan and the United States to consider new approaches to public security, safety and crime prevention that minimize the use of force in everyday life.  It’s been a collaboration project with faculty members, Laurence Ralph,  Aisha Beliso-De Jesús, Ryo Morimoto and Marshall Brown along with the University of Tokyo’s Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies and the Department of Urban Engineering. This summer, Princeton students will travel to Tokyo to present their projects on topics of policing and security.

Click here to read PIIRS’ article on the progress the project has made, Princeton, University of Tokyo collaborate on transnational project analyzing policing and democracy