Anthony Braga In the Media
Anthony Braga for Northeastern
Anthony Braga, a criminologist at Northeastern University, is leading a research project to identify the number of gang members in Boston, which neighborhoods they occupy, and the alliances and conflicts that have emerged between gangs in the city. He will also analyze how effective police and community programs have been at reducing gang violence.
Police body cameras increase public confidence, de-escalate citizen-police encounters, and improve confidence in the courts, according to Northeastern’s analysis of the use of body cameras by the Boston Police Department. The city has decided to expand the program this year by more than doubling the number of officers who use the cameras.