Attention Felons : Evaluating Project Safe Neighborhoods in Chicago

  title={Attention Felons : Evaluating Project Safe Neighborhoods in Chicago},
  author={Andrew V. Papachristos and Tracey L. Meares and Jeffrey Fagan},
This research uses a quasi-experimental design to evaluate the impact of Project Safe Neighborhood (PSN) initiatives on neighborhood-level crime rates in Chicago. Four interventions are analyzed: (1) increased federal prosecutions for convicted felons carrying or using guns, (2) the length of sentences associated with federal prosecutions, (3) supply-side firearm policing activities, and (4) social marketing of deterrence and social norms messages through justice-style offender notification… CONTINUE READING