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Reducing Crime and Violence: Experimental Evidence from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Liberia

Reducing Crime and Violence: Experimental Evidence from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Liberia

We show that a number of noncognitive skills and preferences, including patience and identity, are malleable in adults, and that investments in them reduce crime and violence. 

Predicting and Preventing Shootings among At-Risk Youth

Predicting and Preventing Shootings among At-Risk Youth

The authors of this paper worked with Chicago Public Schools to build a predictive model of violent victimization, which became one of the inputs determining which students would be included in the Youth Advocate Program (YAP). In this paper, we report on the construction of that predictive model, as well as preliminary findings regarding the YAP mentoring intervention.

Thinking, Fast and Slow? Some Field Experiments to Reduce Crime and Dropout in Chicago

Thinking, Fast and Slow? Some Field Experiments to Reduce Crime and Dropout in Chicago

In the U.S., black males lose more years of potential life before age 65 to homicide than to America’s leading overall killer—heart disease. A large body of research emphasizes that—beyond institutional factors—choices and behavior also contribute to these outcomes, including decisions around dropping out of high school, involvement with drugs or gangs, or responses to confrontations that could escalate to serious violence. In this paper we present the results of three large-scale randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that seek to reduce crime and dropout by changing the decision-making of disadvantaged youth at elevated risk for these outcomes.

Crime Concentration and Hot Spot Dynamics in Latin America

Crime Concentration and Hot Spot Dynamics in Latin America

This paper is the first to conduct a systematic analysis in different countries of the region to identify cities where there have been improvements in crime records that allow for rigorous analysis of crime and place. The main objective is to understand recent crime concentration and hot spot dynamics in the selected cities to better inform crime prevention and reduction strategies in the region and thus promote evidence-based public safety policies. It is of particular interest to see if the patterns are comparable with those of other developed cities and thus if their policing strategies could be adopted.

Estabilización y control de las situaciones de trata de personas

Estabilización y control de las situaciones de trata de personas

Este manual proporciona información práctica para los policías que tienen que lidiar con casos de trata de personas.

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