Release Date: Feb 27, 12, 12:00am

The University of Chicago Crime Lab and Urban Education Lab recently co-sponsored panel discussions on how to reduce urban crime and violence in Chicago, based on past experiences in New York and the latest research.

Panel 1

Experts on law enforcement and public policy discuss the effect urban violence has on Chicago communities and methods for reducing crime among high-risk students through adjustments in law enforcement, police activity, and criminal justice. Frank Zimring, author of The City That Became Safe, details how New York was able to drastically reduce homicides, and how this can be applied to Chicago.

See the video and read more here.

Panel 2

Leaders from student support services and the University of Chicago discuss methods for reducing crime among high-risk students through education and programs designed to focus on students' social, emotional, and academic lives.

See the video and read more here.