The Force and the Resistance: Organizational Psychology Frames for Police Reform

This report summarizes failed reforms in policing, and uses a frame from organizational psychology to point toward potential ways of substantially reducing police violence.

In other words: change is hard. Even with desire, urgency, and clear instructions on how to change, many fail. Yet not all change efforts are doomed. To the extent that efforts to change policy or practice can shift organizational culture to one more accepting of such changes, resistance can be minimized. But how to change organizational culture?

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