Levy Lecture Series Presents via Zoom: Reducing Violence in Cities: Lessons Learned From NYC's Decline in Crime with Peter Moskos
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In 1990 more than 2,200 people were murdered in New York City. But then something astounding happened: over the next few years, New York City became much safer. Eventually murder and other violent crimes would decline nearly 90 percent. How did this happen? The New York City miracle wasn’t of divine origin; people--including policing--caused this change. Yet the mechanisms of the crime drop remain unknown, or at least misunderstood.
?Given unprecedented rises in violence last year in Chicago and elsewhere, lessons on violence reduction are more important than ever. Based on years of research and interviews with New York City police officers who were on the job during the crime drop, Peter Moskos' forthcoming book describes the "New York City Miracle." It demonstrates how policing policies and the NYPD helped reduce violence, police use of force, incarceration, and racial disparities.
Date and Time
Tuesday Oct 12, 2021 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM CDT
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Presented via Zoom.
Free. Advance registration is required. Click to register.