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The Concentration and Stability of Gun Violence at Micro Places in Boston, 1980–2008
Boston, like many other major U.S. cities, experienced an epidemic of gun violence during the late 1980s and early 1990s that was followed by a sudden large downturn in gun violence in the mid 1990s.Expand
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Controlling Violent Offenders Released to the Community: An Evaluation of the Boston Reentry Initiative
Despite the high level of funding and policy interest in prisoner reentry, there is still little rigorous scientific evidence to guide jurisdictions in developing reentry programs to enhance publicExpand
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The Corner and the Crew: The Influence of Geography and Social Networks on Gang Violence
Nearly a century of empirical research examines how neighborhood properties influence a host of phenomena such as crime, poverty, health, civic engagement, immigration, and economic inequality.Expand
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The Relevance of Micro Places to Citywide Robbery Trends: A Longitudinal Analysis of Robbery Incidents at Street Corners and Block Faces in Boston
Robbery, and the fear it inspires, has a profound effect on the quality of life in certain urban neighborhoods. Recent advances in criminological research suggest that there is significant clusteringExpand
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Hot spots policing effects on crime
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An Ex Post Facto Evaluation Framework for Place-Based Police Interventions
Background: A small but growing body of research evidence suggests that place-based police interventions generate significant crime control gains. While place-based policing strategies have beenExpand
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Hot spots policing effects on crime
This Campbell systematic review examines the effects of focusing police crime prevention efforts on crime ‘hot spots’, and whether focused police actions at specific locations result in crimeExpand
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Social Networks and the Risk of Gunshot Injury
Direct and indirect exposure to gun violence have considerable consequences on individual health and well-being. However, no study has considered the effects of one’s social network on gunshotExpand
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Losing Faith? Police, Black Churches, and the Resurgence of Youth Violence in Boston
Boston received national acclaim for its innovative approach to preventing youth violence in the 1990s. The well-known Operation Ceasefire initiative was an interagency violence preventionExpand
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Hot spots policing and crime reduction: an update of an ongoing systematic review and meta-analysis
This updated systematic review assesses the effects of focused police crime prevention interventions at crime hot spots. The review also examined whether focused police actions at specific locationsExpand
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