We use the theory and method of the Insight approach, a framework for explaining and discovering the interiority of decision making, particularly in conflict. The Insight approach guides the curiosity required to understand conflict and change its trajectory.
We teach organizations and professionals how to incorporate targeted curiosity into field-based skill-sets to build capacity, enhance performance and elevate impact. Our courses include Insight Policing, equipping officers with strategic communication and conflict prevention skills, and Insight in Schools, helping educators arrive at supportive discipline.
Our goal is to facilitate problem solving for positive change by advancing theory, research and practice to help transform the social and cultural conflicts that divide communities, undermine human dignity, create barriers to individual opportunity, and perpetuate social and economic injustice.
How we can help
Research and Analysis
We work with communities and in the lab to perform rigorous, academic research that reveals the interior dynamics of threat and defense that perpetuate cycles of deep rooted, social conflict.
Experience to Resolution
In collaboration with Insight theorists from around the world, we are at the cutting edge of developing conflict analysis and resolution method that builds on the empirical data of experience to open new horizons of possibilities for peace.
We have dedicated trainers ready to share the Insight approach with your organization to help you unlock dynamics of conflict and open new horizons of possibilities.
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March 2019 -- ARTICLE Last August, Neil Munro wrote a thought provoking piece on how the Insight approach could help us better understand use of force. With the no-charges ruling in the Stephon Clark case, it's significance resurfaces.
February 2019 -- INSIGHT POLICING TRAINING VIDEO In collaboration with Mason Arts, SCAR, and the Shriver Peace Institute, we filmed our first training video, Insight Policing: The Traffic Stop, showing the difference Insight Policing skills can make.
April 2018 -- ARTICLE Dr. Megan Price and her work on Insight Policing was highlighted in "When Police Use Force: 3 Essential Reads" by Danielle Douez of The Conversation. Her article also appeared in the LA Times, Chicago Tribune and on WTOP.
January 2018 -- SPECIAL DOUBLE ISSUE on INSIGHT in Revista de Mediacion, Spain's leading Conflict Resolution Journal. The issue highlights the work of Santiago Madrid Liras, Dr. Cheryl Picard, Dr. Jamie Price, Dr. Marnie Jull, and Director of ICRP and CAICR, Dr. Megan Price.
January 2017 -- ARTICLE "Insight Policing: A Creative Approach to Building Bridges between Police and the Communities They Serve" in Dispute Resolution Journal
January 2017 -- Thanks to Lynn Borton of WERA, Arlington's "Choose to be Curious" for hosting Director of ICRP, Dr. Megan Price in a conversation about curiosity and conflict resolution.
November 1, 2016 -- WEBINAR "Insight Policing: Command through Curiosity" posted by the Violence Reduction Network.
October 27, 2016 -- Director of ICRP, Megan Price, presents a webinar to the USDOJ's Violence Reduction Network on Insight Policing.
September 26, 2016 --ARTICLE "Insight Policing: Investigating Conflict Behavior in Criminal Behavior" is a featured article in the Fall 2016 issue of Translational Criminology, a publication of the Center for Evidence Based Policing at George Mason.
August 15, 2016 -- ARTICLE "How do we end the escalating conflict between police and community?" Many thanks to co-author Bruce Blitman, Esq. and the Broward County Bar Association for publishing this blog post.
November 3-December 2, 2015 Insight Policing Training in Montclair, NJ. Thanks to the Montclair Police Department for inviting us to train officers in Insight Policing. We are collaborating with Intersections International, a New York-based social justice non-profit, and the Insight Brigade, a New York-based group of Insight-trained improv actors, to make this an enriching, hands-on training.
October 13, 2015 ARTICLE The Process and Partnerships Behind Insight Policing in Criminal Justice Policy Review, Special Issue on Police Accountability.
August 19, 2015 GOOGLE+ VIDEO "Can we break the cycle of police-civilian conflict?" with the National Sargent Shriver Center on Poverty Law
August 3, 2015 ARTICLE Insight Policing and the Role of the Civilian in Police Accountability
How can police and communities stop entrenched patterns of conflict? Read about Insight policing in the Shriver Center on Poverty Law's Clearinghouse Review
More on Insight Policing
July 24, 2015 AUDIO INTERVIEW Could Insight Policing Save Black Lives?
Take Two, of Southern California NPR, interviews ICRP Director, Megan Price, about Insight Policing in the wake of the release of Sandra Bland's arrest video.
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July 23, 2015 ARTICLE Could Insight Policing have saved Sandra Bland, Freddie Gray and others?
Article by ICRP Director, Megan Price, arguing that had the officer in Sandra Bland's arrest been trained to recognize conflict behavior, things might have gone differently.
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"Community is not just an aggregate of individuals within a frontier. It calls for common or complementary ways of understanding [because], when they are lacking, people begin to misunderstand, to distrust, to suspect, to fear, to resort to violence." -Bernard Lonergan
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