Release Date: Feb 10, 12, 12:00am

Article, Another City's Lesson About Crime Reduction,  New York Times, February 10, 2010
Read about the University of Chicago Crime Lab's symposium/webinar held on Friday, February 10th, 2012 -- and what Chicago can learn from New York.  Jens Ludwig, McCormick Foundation Professor of Social Service Administration, Law and Public Policy, hosted two panels of experts that included: 

"Law Enforcement Strategies for Reducing Crime and Violence"

  • Hon. Paul Biebel, Presiding Judge of the Criminal Division Circuit Court of Cook County
  • Patrick Fitzgerald, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Jens Ludwig, McCormick Foundation Professor of Social Service Administration, Law and Public Policy at the University of Chicago; director of the University of Chicago Crime Lab and co-director of the Urban Education Lab.
  • Garry McCarthy, superintendent of the Chicago Police Department
  • Frank Zimring, professor of law and chair of the Criminal Justice Research Program at the University of California, Berkeley, who will present findings from his book, The City That Became Safe, which details how New York was able to dramatically reduce homicides.

"Education and Social Service Strategies for Reducing Crime and Violence"

  • Robin Jacob, assistant research scientist at the University of Michigan School of Education and Urban Education Lab affiliate, will present research on improving educational outcomes.
  • Timothy Knowles, director of the University of Chicago Urban Education Institute
  • Jean-Claude Brizard, CEO of Chicago Public Schools
  • Evelyn Diaz, Chicago's commissioner of the Department of Family and Support Services
  • Susana Vasquez, executive director of Local Initiatives Support Corporation in Chicago