Should We Police the Police?

Does social activism have a tangible effect on justice in policing? This was the question on Alaina McGowen ’21’s mind as she embarked upon her thesis: “Policing the Police.” Most police contracts offer protections that are not legal for civilians and are also often negotiated behind closed doors. McGowen advocates for more transparency in police contracts, which could lead to more police accountability. 

Tiger Prints is a podcast series highlighting tomorrow’s leaders solving today’s problems. The show features recent SPIA grads and their senior research projects. After four years at Princeton, these students are prepared to take the next step in their careers, with their theses serving as the foundation. The show was produced, hosted, and edited by Hope Perry ’24, SPIA podcast production intern, with production assistance from B. Rose Huber, communications manager and senior writer at SPIA. The show was supported by summer interns Jenna Thompson and Riis L. Williams with design by Imaan Khasru '23.