July 22, 2021
DGN Policy Brief 13: Facial Recognition Technology (FRT) in Law Enforcement in India: Concerns and Solutions
Reliance on FRTs in India is premature. This policy brief highlights this whilst acknowledging FRTs' use cases—in aiding the police's preventive and investigative functions, in potentially reducing 'third-degree methods', and improving police's f...
July 20, 2021
Facial Recognition Technologies in policing — A balancing act?
April 22, 2021
Facial Recognition Technology in Law Enforcement in India: Concerns and Solutions
This paper outlines the use cases of facial recognition technologies in the Indian context and unpacks the technological and institutional aspects, with respect to the police, governing facial recognition technologies. It further gives short-term and...
March 12, 2021
PARIMAL — an institutional platform for evidence-based research in policing
IDFC Institute collaborates with Madhya Pradesh Police for the launch of PARIMAL (Pracademic Action Research Initiative (with) Multidisciplinary Approach Lab). The lab is envisioned as a platform for facilitating evidence-based and practitioner-dr...
February 12, 2021
A Study of Internal Communications, Motivation, and Agency in the Police Force
A study of police constables on COVID-19 duty in Madhya Pradesh
February 04, 2021
Overview of expenditure on police | Union Budget 2021-22
For those uninitiated into the world of police budgets, we have put together a primer to understand the various aspects of police expenditure at the Union level.
January 28, 2021
Police Training and Motivation Perception Study
This project aims to highlight the recruits’ perceptions of the current state of police training practices at the Madhya Pradesh Police Academy in Bhopal and suggest improvements.
May 14, 2020
Policing in a Pandemic
The ongoing public health crisis due to COVID-19, coupled with the nationwide lockdown and the impending economic hardships, has created a unique law and order challenge. This note aims to provide the police and the prison administration with a conso...
November 05, 2019
Delhi Police agitation a symptom of nationwide crisis
This article on the First Post quotes an earlier work by Neha Sinha, Deputy Director and Associate Fellow and Renuka Sane, Former Visiting Fellow at the IDFC Institute in the context of Delhi police agitation....
July 08, 2019
Bridging the Gap in Public Data on Crime and Safety
Currently, the discourse on law and order is limited to official crime statistics and media reports. However, this is expected to change soon.