Highlights: Law Enforcement Strategies for Reducing Crime and Violence

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February 10, 2012
March 14, 2012
UChicago Creative


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.

Speakers include:

  • 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, professor of social service administration, law, and public policy; 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

This talk was part of a forum titled "Reducing Urban Crime and Violence: What Works and What Is Promising," presented by The University of Chicago Crime Lab.