What Does Defund the Police Mean?

UMKC Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology Ken Novak provides insight to The Beacon


In addition to violent crime, police officers are often the first responders to nonviolent incidents, like individuals experiencing a mental health crisis. Ken Novak, UMKC professor of criminal justice and criminology, was recently asked by The Beacon if police officers are in the best position to respond to somebody who's having a mental health crisis.

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Published: Jul 15, 2020

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