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Freakonomics: Preventing Crime for Pennies on the Dollar

Freakonomics: Preventing Crime for Pennies on the Dollar

Conventional crime-prevention programs tend to be expensive, onerous, and ineffective. Could something as simple (and cheap) as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) do the trick? That’s the question we try to answer in this episode. It’s set in Chicago, where violent crime continues to thrive (its homicide rate is more than triple New York’s). Chicago is also home to the Crime Lab at the University of Chicago, a network of researchers who try to find empirical solutions to crime and violence.

The Daily Observer: Fix Education to Fight Crime

The Daily Observer: Fix Education to Fight Crime

The idea that stronger reactionary measures reduce crime is refuted and experts say that a flawed education system is a key contributor to deviance.

 

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Cultura para la Prevención de la Violencia

  • 19 December 2016
  • Posted by: Jane Piazer
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TED Talk: "Redemption Song"

  • 27 November 2016
  • Posted by: Jane Piazer
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John Legend is on a mission to transform America's criminal justice system. Through his Free America campaign, he's encouraging rehabilitation and healing in our prisons, jails and detention centers -- and giving hope to those who want to create a better life after serving their time. With a spoken-word prelude from James Cavitt, an inmate at San Quentin State Prison, Legend treats us to his version of Bob Marley's "Redemption Song." "Won't you help to sing these songs of freedom?"

WUNC: How 'Broken Windows' Helped Shape Tensions Between Police And Communities

  • 27 November 2016
  • Posted by: Jane Piazer
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As the mayor of New York City, Rudy Giuliani was a proponent of a controversial policing philosophy known as "broken windows." It calls for police to go after small crimes, in hopes of preventing bigger problems.
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