Crime Prevention

The Problem


  • Understanding gender-specific conflict between African American youth

    In the article, “Gender-Specific Conflicts among Urban African American Youth: The Roles of Situational Context and Issues of Contention,” Cobbina explored the situational contexts of youth conflicts among . . .

  • Impact of maternal incarceration on young adult dependents

    In the article, “Impact of Maternal Incarceration on the Criminal Justice Involvement of Adult Offspring: A Research Note,” Armstrong examined the extent to which maternal incarceration has an impact on dependents

  • The Effects of 21st Century Juvenile Diversion

    In the article, “New Call for Assessing the Effects of 21st Century Juvenile Diversion,” Stafford and his coauthors examine the history of diversion in juvenile justice. . .

  • Adolescent Precursors of White-Collar Crime

    White-collar crime is associated with adults, but these adults begin crafting their skills much earlier in life. In his study, Singer collected data on cheating in school, an indicator of white-collar delinquency.

  • The Reverse Racism Effect

    The first series of experimental research that tested police officers and civilians in strikingly realistic deadly force simulators to measure the impact a suspect’s race has on police officers.

  • Trends of Summonses in New York City

    From 2003-2013, New York City experienced an overall decline in the rate of issuance of summonses. Approximately two in five summonses were dismissed (2003-2013). 36% summonses recipients failed to appear in court.

  • Police Officers in Schools: Effects on School Crime

    More research should be conducted to assess school safety outcomes when adding police in schools.

  • Have Changes in Policing Reduced Violent Crime?

    Research suggests that generic strategies like community policing and increasing the number of police officers are less effective than more focused policing strategies that target problem people and places.

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