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Problem-Oriented Policing, Deterrence, and Youth Violence: An Evaluation of Boston's Operation Ceasefire
Operation Ceasefire is a problem-oriented policing intervention aimed at reducing youth homicide and youth firearms violence in Boston. It represented an innovative partnership between researchersExpand
Deterrence and Crime Prevention: Reconsidering the prospect of sanction
1. Does Deterrence Work?, 2. How and Do Criminals Think? The Classical Deterrence Framework and the Meaning of Rationality, 3. Some Implications of the Subjectivity of Deterrence, 4. InitialExpand
Freedom from Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945
Between 1929 and 1945, two great travails were visited upon the American people: the Great Depression and World War II. Freedom from Fear tells the story of how Americans endured, and eventuallyExpand
Beyond 911: A New Era For Policing
Part 1 Modern policing - crisis and renewal: the cities and the police the road this far - policing's origins, the reform model, and barriers to progress beyond the modern Major General - chiefs andExpand
Youth violence in Boston: Gun markets, serious youth offenders, and a use-reduction strategy
Since the mid-1980s, there has been a dramatic increase in youth gun violence.1 In most areas, juveniles and many other youth are legally prohibited from purchasing firearms, especially handguns. AsExpand
The Illegal Supply of Firearms
The case for focusing regulatory and enforcement efforts on the illegal supply of firearms to criminals rests on the belief that a supply-side approach has the potential to reduce the use of guns inExpand
Testing for Structural Breaks in the Evaluation of Programs
TLDR
A youth homicide reduction initiative in Boston in the mid- 1990s poses particular difficulties for program evaluation because it did not have control group and the exact implementation date is unknown. Expand
The (Un)Known Universe: Mapping Gangs and Gang Violence in Boston
The experience, observations, local knowledge, and historical perspective of working police officers and others with routine contact with offenders, communities, and criminal organizations mayExpand
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