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11/06/19-WESH-2 NBC “The area right around the theme park had a significantly higher number of crimes reported in terms of assaults, robberies, burglaries and thefts compared to as you go farther away from the park,” Alex Piquero, CJRA Expert.

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11/06/19-Theme Park Insider “The area immediately around theme parks can be some of the most crime-ridden in a city,” Alex Piquero, CJRA Expert.

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11/06/19-Courthouse News “This study highlights an important relationship between theme park tourism and crime,” Alex Piquero, CJRA Expert.

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11/06/19-Meaww “Theme park tourism stands to top record levels in successive years. These findings indicate the need for more active policing strategies, not only in the theme park areas but also in more distant neighborhoods under the influence of the theme park,” Alex Piquero, CJRA Expert.

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11/05/19-Orlando Weekly “Disney [World] in Orlando, for example, caters to adults, with the kinds of entertainment, food and alcohol options. So, I would anticipate that you would see similar findings at Disney,” Alex Piquero, CJRA Expert.

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Research suggests that certain attributes of cities that are tourist destinations, especially cities near heavily trafficked attractions, may increase the risk of property crime and violence. By examining crime patterns near Universal Studios Florida, a new study found that the location of the theme park was associated with an uneven distribution of crime in Orlando, […]

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10/21/19-The Daily World “Officer contacts increased by about 354 per month, but there was no impact on calls for service,” Ruibin Lu, CJRA Expert.

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10/17/19-Study Finds “In many ways, the legalization of cannabis constitutes a grand ongoing experiment into how a major public policy initiative does or does not accomplish its expected outcomes,” Ruibin Lu, CJRA Expert.

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10/17/19-The Press of Atlantic City “Given the likelihood of more states legalizing recreational marijuana, we felt it was important to apply robust empirical methods to parse out the effects of this action on crime in the first years after legalization,” Ruibin Lu, CJRA Expert.

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