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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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10/16/19-The SandPaper “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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10/14/19-Medicalresearch.com “We are witnessing a trend of legalizing marijuana in the United States and in the world. Many states have either legalized recreational marijuana or are considering it,” Ruibin Lu, CJRA Expert.

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10/11/19-Medical Marijuana Inc. “In general, the results suggest that marijuana policies and laws have had little effect on crime in Colorado or Washington State,” Ruibin Lu, CJRA Expert.

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10/10/19-NORML “Marijuana legalization and sales have had minimal to no effect on major crimes in Colorado or Washington. We observed no statistically significant long-term effects of recreational cannabis laws or the initiation of retail sales on violent or property crime rates in these states,” Ruibin Lu, CJRA Expert.

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