Public Scholarship and Media Interviews

Public Scholarship and Media Interviews


Opinion | Diverse Voices Are Needed to Understand Public Safety and Security in Seattle

The South Seattle Emerald I Helfgott, Bledsoe & Kepler (December 1, 2022)

How to lend your voice to the conversation on community policing

The Seattle Times I Helfgott & Bledsoe (October 9, 2022)

Active shooter training in schools gives students and staff every option to survive

Bellingham Herald | Gialopsos & Lero Jonson (June 18, 2022)

Active shooter training in schools gives students and staff every option to survive

The Olympian | Gialopsos & Lero Jonson (June 18, 2022)

Not so fast: Some considerations when arming teachers

Austin American Statesman | Lero Jonson & Gialopsos (June 13, 2022)

Arming teachers seems an easy fix but are the possible costs worth the risks?

The Columbus Dispatch I Lero Jonson, Gialopsos, & Burton (June 2, 2022).

Mass shootings: We can prevent them, reduce harm

Cincinnati Enquirer | Gialopsos, B. et al. (December 13, 2021)

Seattle Public Safety Survey Probes Safety for Everyone, Including People Who are Unhoused

Real Change Helfgott, J.B. & Parkin, W.H. (November 12, 2020) 

The Seattle City Council owes Police Chief Best an apology

The Seattle Times | Helfgott, J.B. (August 12, 2020)

The movement to defund the police is wrong, and here’s why

The Seattle Times | Helfgott, J.B. (June 9, 2020)

Allow Dreamers to become police officers to better serve our communities

The Seattle Times | Helfgott, J.B., Collins, P.A., & Hickman, M.J. (October 29, 2019)

Background checks give false sense of security at airports | Helfgott, J.B. (August 16, 2018)

Behind the bars: Mistaken release of inmates offers look at criminal justice policy

The Seattle Times | Helfgott, J.B. & Collins, P. (2016)

Media Interviews

Policing in America Needs to Change, but How?

VICE News | Helfgott, J.B. (June 11, 2020)

What Would It Mean to Defund the Police?

KQED | Helfgott, J.B. (June 10, 2020)

What Does Defunding Police Forces Look Like?

Wisconsin Public Radio | Helfgott, J.B. (June 9, 2020)

Protesters call to defund Seattle Police Department, invest in community based solutions

KIRO Radio and | Helfgott, J.B. (June 4, 2020)

Experts Track Data to Reduce Police Violence

NBC Bay Area | Hickman, M.J. (June 3, 2020)

New city councilmember proposes downtown storefront for police and community service officers

Kiro 7 | Johnson, Graham (January 27, 2020) (Helfgott, J.B)

When We Kill: Everything you think you know about the death penalty is wrong

New York Times | Kristof, Nicholas (June 14, 2019) (Collins, P.)

Experts: Education, training key to ending police shootings

New Haven Register | Dignan, Clare (April 29, 2019) (Rice, Stephen K.)

Seattle City Attorney asks for freedom for man convicted 72 times

Komo News | Markovich, Matt (January 31, 2019) (Helfgott, J.B)

In disciplining cops, Pennsylvania’s standards trail other states | Benzing, Jeffrey (November 19, 2018) (Hickman, M)

Misdemeanor arrests decline in Seattle as racial disparities remain

Crosscut | Kroman, David (2018) (Helfgott, J.B.; Parkin, W.; Fisher, C.)

Is Mean World Syndrome affecting how you view your community? - New Day NW

King5 New Day Northwest | Helfgott, J.B. (July 12, 2018)

Homelessness among top crime concerns in Seattle U survey | Archibald, Ashley (July 11, 2018) (Helfgott, J.B.)

‘Mean world syndrome’: In some Seattle neighborhoods, fear of crime exceeds reality

Seattle Times | Balk, Gene (June 28, 2018) (Helfgott, J.B.)

CityStream: New SPD strategy in the ID | (May 17, 2018) (Helfgott, J.B.)

Is Austin training police to be too aggressive? 10 ex-cadets say yes. | Plohetski, Tony (April 28, 2018) (Helfgott, J.B.)

KIRO 7 Town Hall: An urgent conversation about guns | (March 18, 2018) (Helfgott, J.B.)

Does News About Police Being Killed in the Line of Duty Impact Police Violence? | Brownstone, Sydney (January 11, 2018) (Hickman, M.)

Fired, But Fit for Duty: Impunity for bad policing in Oregon | Brosseau, Carli; Woolington, Rebecca (December 19, 2017) (Hickman, M.)

How problem cops stay on Michigan's streets

Detroit Free Press | Schaefer, Jim; Kaufman, Gina (July 9, 2017) (Hickman, M.)

Live and death: Facebook sorely needs a reality check about video | Solon, Olivia (April 26, 2017) (Helfgott, J.B.)

The death penalty is getting more and more expensive. Is it worth it? | Collins, P.A & Kaplan, A. (March 30, 2017)

Former three-strikes inmate arrested by SPD charged with four felony counts | Sullivan, Jennifer (March 13, 2017) (Helfgott, J.B.)

Seattle crime survey: Where perception and reality join forces |  Lewis, Mike (October 27, 2016) (Helfgott, J.B.)

Why It’s So Hard to Stop Bad Cops From Getting New Police Jobs | Fisher, Anthony L. (September 30, 2016) (Hickman, M.)

Database of problem police officers may get test in Ferguson

Associated Press |  Merchant, Nomaan (2016) (Hickman, M)

Study: Seattle Police Overwhelmingly Support Partnerships With Mental Health Professionals | Wissel, Paula (February 10, 2016) (Helfgott, J.B.)

Beaufort, Jasper counties dole out second chances to fired cops |  Lurye, Rebecca (2016) (Hickman, M)

AP: Broken system lets problem officers jump from job to job

Associated Press |  Merchant, Nomaan (2015) (Hickman, M)

Sex-offender cops exploit broken system, AP investigation reveals

Orange County Register |  Merchant, Nomaan (2015) (Hickman, M)

Cushy time on clock for King County criminal offenders |  KING Staff (2015) (Gunnison, E)