Employing Evidence to Combat Everyday Tragedy

Employing Evidence to Combat Everyday Tragedy


National Institute of Justice


Ken Clary

Identifying law enforcement activities that deter and prevent fatal accidents has profound effects on traffic safety and may be useful in rural areas, where traffic crash events are more spread out.

This year, the Iowa State Patrol and George Mason University's Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy partnered to develop a place-based, proactive, and problem-oriented strategy, with the goal of increasing the public's perception of law enforcement presence and thus significantly reducing traffic crashes, injuries, and fatalities in Iowa.

NIJ launched the "Notes from the Field" series to allow leading voices in the field to share their strategies for responding to the most pressing issues on America's streets today.

You can access this resource online here.