Homicide rates have been increasing over the past year, in many communities across the U.S. This webinar series will highlight the best research on how to reduce violent crime, with the goal of informing policy and practice to make our communities safer.

Reducing Violence – Session I

July 19, 12:00 p.m. EDT


David Phillips, University of Notre Dame             

Does emergency financial assistance reduce crime?

Judd Kessler, University of Pennsylvania           

The Effects of Youth Employment: Evidence from New York City Lotteries

Jennifer Doleac, Texas A&M University    

The effects of DNA databases on the deterrence and detection of offenders

Reducing Violence – Session II

July 26, 12:00 p.m. EDT


Monica Deza, CUNY-Hunter College and CUNY Graduate Center

Access to Mental Healthcare Providers and Local Crime

Patrick Sharkey, Princeton University

The Effect of the New York State Gun Violence Reduction Program on Individual Parole Violations and Arrests

Reducing Violence – Session III

August 2, 12:00 p.m. EDT


John Macdonald, University of Pennsylvania

Changing Places: Remediating Infrastructure to Reduce Gun Violence

Morgan Williams Jr., Barnard College

Police Force Size and Civilian Race

Reducing Violence – Session IV

August 9, 12:00 p.m. EDT


Amanda Agan, Rutgers University

Misdemeanor Prosecution

Isaac Swensen, Montana State University

Substance-Abuse Treatment Centers and Local Crime

Max Kapustin, Cornell University

Predicting and Preventing Gun Violence: An Experimental Evaluation of READI Chicago

Reducing Violence – Session V

August 16, 12:00 p.m. EDT


Elisa Jácome, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research

Mental Health and Criminal Involvement: Evidence from Losing Medicaid Eligibility

Kevin Schnepel, Simon Fraser University

Diversion in the Criminal Justice System