As large-scale protests continue following the death of George Floyd, Americans are apprehensive about what can repair relations between law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve, and when the healing process can begin. Experts from Arizona State University’s highly respected School of Criminology and Criminal Justice can explain the problems inherent in the crisis and what can drive healthy and lasting change.

Edward Maguire is a professor of criminology and criminal justice at ASU, where he also serves as an associate director of the Center for Violence Prevention and Community Safety. His research focuses primarily on policing and violence. He is the author or editor of five books and more than 90 journal articles and book chapters on various themes related to policing. He is co-editor of an anthology, “Transforming the Police: Thirteen Key Reforms”, published in 2020 by Waveland Press. Its 13 chapters and response essays present new thinking about the police, their challenges, and the reforms police agencies should consider adopting. View a two-minute video where Professor Maguire discusses a chapter of the book he wrote, “Reform No. 12: Improving the Policing of Crowds.”

William Terrill is associate dean in the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions, and professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at ASU. His research centers on police behavior, with an emphasis on police use of force and police culture. He has published numerous scholarly articles, chapters, and reports, as well as two books. His prior work has examined a number of issues, including an examination of the variation in use of force policies throughout the country, and the various outcomes associated with the different policies.

To arrange an interview with either of these experts, contact Nikai Salcido or Mark Scarp.

ASU’s School of Criminology and Criminal Justice doctoral program in criminology is ranked No. 5 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, and its online master’s degree program in criminal justice is ranked No. 6.