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News/Events/Announcements


Upcoming Events

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March 2018
HKS Executive Program "Strategic Management of Regulatory & Enforcement Agencies" (SMREA)

SMREA is a one-week executive program focusing on the distinctive strategic and managerial challenges that surround government agencies' regulatory and enforcement functions. The course will be offered (for the 34th time at Harvard) from Sunday 18th to Friday 23rd March 2018. Professor Sparrow chairs the program, and other faculty teaching include Professors Mark H. Moore and Rob Stavins.

Here you may view Course Details & Description, obtain Brochures, and/or Apply Online.
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April/May 2018
Australia & New Zealand School of Government, Executive Program in Canberra, Australia

Professor Sparrow will be chairing an executive program offered by the Australia & New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) in April/May 2018.

Managing Regulation, Enforcement & Compliance, a one week program, will be delivered in Canberra from 29th April to 4th May 2018. Visit the ANZSOG course website for a course description, brochures, online registration, and an explanatory video.
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May 2018
"The Modern Regulator" offered by Professor Sparrow through ANZSOG, in Melbourne, Australia

On Monday May 7th 2018, Professor Sparrow will be presenting a 1-day workshop entitled "The Modern Regulator" in Melbourne, Australia. The workshop will cover

  • the nature of “risk-based” operations in regulatory, law enforcement and other risk control settings
  • how success should be defined and measured in a risk-control setting
  • the challenges of implementing a risk-based approach

Visit the ANZSOG website for a description of the workshop and for online registration.
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May 2018
"What is a Risk-Based Regulator, & Would You Like to Be One?" offered by Professor Sparrow in Hobart, Tasmania

On Wednesday May 9th 2018, Professor Sparrow will be presenting a 1-day workshop entitled "What is a Risk-Based Regulator, & Would You Like to Be One?" hosted by the Tasmania Government's Training Consortium.

Visit the Training Consortium website for a description of the workshop and for online registration.
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June 2018
Professor Sparrow to deliver the Jerry Lee Lecture at the Stockholm Criminology Symposium, Sweden

On Thursday June 14th 2018, Professor Sparrow will deliver the Jerry Lee Lecture, the capstone event of the annual Stockholm Criminology Symposium.

The 2018 Stockholm Prize in Criminology will be awarded during the 3-day Symposium to Professor Herman Goldstein, University of Wisconsin Law School, USA--widely regarded as the father of problem-oriented policing.

Professor Sparrow's lecture--entitled "Problem-Oriented Policing: Matching the Science to the Art"--will examine the significance of the Problem-Oriented approach and will seek to establish the right balance among, and appropriate role for, a broad range of diverse contributions that scholars and analysts can make to support effective problem-solving. In particular he will explore the distinctive contributions of experimental criminology and program evaluation, and contrast the inquiry techniques typically employed by social scientists and by natural scientists. The goal is to usefully "round out" the role that scholars are prepared to play in advancing best problem-solving practice.

The Jerry Lee Lecture in Experimental Criminology was established in 2012 by the Swedish National Council on Crime Prevention in honor of the founding donor of the Stockholm Prize in Criminology, Jerry Lee, on the occasion of its permanent endowment by the Swedish Ministry of Justice, Soderberg Foundations, and others.

Visit the Stockholm Criminology Syposium website for details of the conference and for online registration.
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Recent News/Events

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Health Care Fraud: Recent media accounts quoting Malcolm Sparrow, or citing his work include:

January 10, 2018: The Litchfield Country Times: "Corporate Coercion & the Drive to Eliminate Buying with Cash" Ralph Nader
July 2, 2017: National Review: "The Great American Rip-Off: We Must Get Control of Entitlement Fraud" Kevin D. Williamson
June 30, 2017: Forbes: "Reality Check: The Obama Medicaid Expansion Is Not Saving Lives" Chris Conover
June 22, 2017: The Economist: "An Improper Mess: Why cutting even wasteful spending is so hard" Doug Dowson
February 16, 2017: Legal News Online: "Abbott's move to exit Alere merger could set precedent" Tabitha Fleming
December 2, 2016: Dallas Morning News: "Bled Dry: How a hospital died under the direction of a Texas doctor" Miles Moffeit
August 10, 2016: Corporate Crime Reporter: "Why Corporate Fraud Demands Criminal Time" Robert Tillman
June 25, 2016: NPR: "The Ralph Nader Radio Hour" with Professor Sparrow as guest to discuss Health Care Fraud
June 22, 2016: NPR Marketplace: "Feds Make Arrests in Alleged Medicaid, Medicare Scheme" Dan Gorenstein
June, 2016: AARP Bulletin: "The War on Medicare Fraud: Medicare loses $60 billion each year to con artists. Here's why" Joe Eaton
March 31, 2016: Center for Investigative Reporting: "How California's health care system for workers forgot about fraud" Christina Jewett
January 11, 2016: Pacific Standard Magazine: "Glitch in the Machine" Joe Eaton
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October/November 2017
Professor Sparrow hosted by ANZSOG in Australia and New Zealand.

Professor Sparrow chaired the Australia & New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) 1 week executive program Managing Regulation, Enforcement & Compliance in Melbourne, Australia. Professor Sparrow also delivered a 1-day ANZSOG workshop "The Modern Regulator" in Sydney, and conducted seminars for the New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority in Wellington; Victoria's Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning; and Queensland's Department of Natural Resources & Mines.
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June 2017
Annual Conference for NCARB--National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.

On Thursday 22nd June, 2017, Professor Sparrow delivered a keynote address and participated in workshops on regulatory strategy at the 2017 Annual Business Meeting of NCARB, held in Boston at the Fairmont Copley Plaza.
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May 2017
Professor Sparrow hosted by ANZSOG in Australia and New Zealand.

Professor Sparrow chaired the Australia & New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) 1 week executive program Managing Regulation, Enforcement & Compliance in Canberra, Australia. During this visit to Australia & New Zealand, Professor Sparrow also conducted seminars for the New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority in Wellington; the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission, and ComCare, in Sydney; Queensland's Department of Education & Training in Brisbane; and AUSTRAC, in Sydney.
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October 2016
Professor Sparrow hosted by ANZSOG in Australia and New Zealand.

Professor Sparrow chaired the Australia & New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) 1 week executive program Managing Regulation, Enforcement & Compliance in Wellington, New Zealand. During this visit to Australia & New Zealand, Professor Sparrow also conducted seminars for the Murray-Darling River Basin Authority, Australia's Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator, Transport Safety Victoria, New South Wales Department of Finance, and Australia's Office of the Children's eSafety Commissioner.
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August 2016
National Council of the State Boards of Nursing: Annual Meeting, Chicago.

The NCSBN held its annual conference in Chicago, August 17th-19th. Professor Sparrow delivered the Keynote Address on 18th, entitled "What is a Risk-Based Regulator, and would you like to be one?"
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August 2016
"Moving Beyond Bratton." New York Times, Op-Ed, Malcolm Sparrow, Monday 8th August 2016

Access online here, or download a printable pdf version here.
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July 2016
National Public Radio: Professor Sparrow interviewed on Airtalk, KPCC

Listen to "Handcuffed: What's the Primary Goal of Policing?" Malcolm Sparrow interviewed on KPCC's Airtalk, with host Larry Mantle (28th July 2016). Read extracts from the interview on the KPCC Airtalk website.
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July 2016
"The ever swinging police-community pendulum." New York Daily News, Op-Ed, Malcolm Sparrow, Sunday 10th July 2016

Access online here, or download a printable pdf version here.
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July 2016
New York Times Book Review of "Handcuffed: What Holds Policing Back, and the Keys to Reform" by Malcolm K. Sparrow

Listen to "Inside the New York Times Book Review," 1st July 2016 podcast with NYT Book Review Editor Pamela Paul interviewing reviewer Barry Friedman (edited to those sections of the program relating to Friedman's review of "Handcuffed")

The NYT review of "Handcuffed," 27th June 2016, is available here.
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June 2016
National Public Radio: Professor Sparrow interviewed on "The Ralph Nader Radio Hour"

On June 25th 2016 Ralph Nader welcomed Professor Sparrow as a guest on his weekly radio show to discuss Health Care Fraud. You can listen to, or download, the interview here.
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May 2016
"The Modern Regulator" offered by Professor Sparrow through ANZSOG, in Melbourne, Australia

On May 9th 2016, Professor Sparrow presented a 1-day workshop entitled "The Modern Regulator: Balancing better business with strong protection." The event was hosted by the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG). During his trip, he also worked with New Zealand's Civil Aviation Authority, Australia's Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency, Australia's Department of Education & Training, and the Victorian Managed Insurance Authority.
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April 2016
“Handcuffed: What Holds Policing Back, and the Keys to Reform" published by Brookings Institution Press, Washington DC.

See Brookings Announcement: The Crisis in American Policing, by Malcolm Sparrow (25th April 2016)

Listen to "Re-Humanizing Policing," interview on Brian Lehrer Show, WNYC (16th May 2016)

Listen to "Brookings Now" Podcast interview (audio), Malcolm Sparrow with Bill Finan, Editor, Brookings Institution Press

See Salon Magazine: Why we can't reform our cops: Race, guns & the failure to police the police by Malcolm Sparrow (Sunday 1st May 2016)

See WGBH Forum Network video: (recording of the Harvard Book Store Event, Friday 20th May 2016, Cambridge, Massachusetts)

Professor Sparrow's 8th book examines the current crisis in policing, and traces its roots back to the fact that the reform ideas of community and problem-oriented policing--accepted as the conventional wisdom for police reformers in the 1990's--have failed to thrive. In this book Sparrow examines why, and lays out what needs to be done to get policing back on track.

For details, reviews, and information about placing advance orders, click here (or on the image of the book to the left).
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January 2016
"Preventing Harm--A Discussion with Malcolm Sparrow"

A video interview recorded by the Victoria Managed Insurance Authority during Professor Sparrow's visit to Australia in November 2015 is presented via YouTube. You can download a copy of the video here
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