Anthony A. Braga
Reviewing the Evidence on the Effects of Focused Deterrence Strategies on Crime" 

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 Philip Kasinitz

Please join us when Anthony A. Braga, professor in the School of Criminal Justice at Rutgers, speaks on new problem-oriented policing frameworks, known as "focused deterrence strategies." A number of U.S. police departments have experimented with “focused deterrence strategies”—policing frameworks that target a specified crime problem within a high-crime-intensity area—to prevent gang violence and group-involved violence generally. These strategic approaches have also been applied to other crime problems, such as overt drug markets and individual repeat offenders. Professor Braga will discuss his meta-analysis of and findings about the efficacy of these approaches.

Anthony A. Braga is a professor in the School of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University and a senior research fellow in the Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management at Harvard University. He is also a member of the University of Chicago Crime Lab and a senior fellow in the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. He is currently the president and an elected fellow of the Academy of Experimental Criminology. Dr. Braga’s research involves collaborating with criminal justice, social service, and community-based organizations to address illegal access to firearms, reduce gang and group-involved violence, and control crime hot spots. He has co-authored and co-edited several books, most recently Policing Problem Places: Crime Hot Spots and Effective Prevention (Oxford University Press, 2010).

The lecture is part of the Neil A. Weiner Research Speaker Series at the Vera Institute of Justice.

This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited and an RSVP is required to attend. A valid photo ID is also required.

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 Event Details

Thursday, September 20, 2012 

Presentation and Q&A
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Vera Institute of Justice
Herb Sturz-Burke Marshall Conference Center
233 Broadway, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10279




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