Gun Violence

More Questions than Answers: A Review of Gun Violence in Chicago

The University of Chicago Crime Lab released a report in January 2017 that details the sudden spike in gun violence that...

A Way Forward on Guns: A Conversation with Arkadi Gerney on How to Win the Fight for Stricter Gun Laws

Over the past few years, mass shootings have become more frequent, and especially with the December 2015 shooting in San...

Live Fast, Die Young, Defend Your Status: The Code of Retaliation

A harsh childhood can lead to a life strategy that condones violence in response to status threats. An economic game shows that such a worldview is linked to heightened envy in unfair situations.

Howard Wolfson on post-9/11 Privacy and Security in Urban America

Political strategist and former New York City Deputy Mayor Howard Wolfson discusses how terrorism, technology, and crime have impacted views on privacy and security.

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.

Past, Present, and Future: Newt Gingrich Reflects on the Republican Party

Newt Gingrich on what he learned from the campaign trail, what to expect from Republicans over the next few years, and what he would do if he were Speaker of the House today.

Bullet Proof: The Role of Policy and Data in Gun Control

The Director of the Violence Inquest for Solutions and Alliance (VISA) discusses the slow process of changing the culture of gun violence

The Cost of Urban Violence: High Crime and the Price-Elasticity of Policing

Does putting more cops on the street help to reduce crime?

Using Small Groups and Sports to Reduce Youth Violence in Chicago

Can social and cognitive skills developed through in-school and after-school programming help reduce violence?