gang violence

Social Media May Provoke Violent Conflicts, But Can It Prevent Them Too?

When a gang member on the south side of Chicago posted a photo of himself throwing down a gang sign...

Ending Poverty? Modern Slums and Stagnation in Government Action

Researchers find that the mechanisms behind past slum development success stories do not adequately translate to fixing slums in the modern developing world.

Friends to the End: How the Wrong Social Network Increases Risk of Homicide Victimization

Within a high-risk population, are the occurences of homicide victimization largely random or more closely related?

Modeling the Gang Ecosystem

Researchers examine whether gang-related violence can be predicted using models taken from ecology.

Understanding Mixed Messages in Baltimore’s War Against Crime

Baltimore’s attempt to replicate Chicago’s CeaseFire program presents less consistent outcomes with important lessons.