Public Scholarship and Media Interviews


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

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)