January 25, 2023

Maya Mikdash on holding police officers accountable

Do internal affairs investigations reduce police misconduct?

Maya Mikdash is an economics PhD student at Texas A&M University. She sat down for an interview at the 2023 AEA poster session to talk about the impact of internal oversight on police behavior. She found that internal affairs investigations did not lead to de-policing, but they also didn't cause police officers to use less force.