August 14, 2020

Glitter and Glue

A truth and reconciliation commission worked in South Africa. Could it in Chicago — or would it be purely performance?

June 6, 2018

Where Killings Go Unsolved

The Washington Post has identified the places in dozens of American cities where murder is common but arrests are rare. These pockets of impunity…

News & Updates June 6, 2018

Where Killings Go Unsolved

The Washington Post has identified the places in dozens of American cities where murder is common but arrests are rare. These pockets of impunity were identified by obtaining and analyzing up to a decade of homicide arrest data from 50 of the nation’s largest cities. The analysis of 52,000 criminal homicides goes beyond what is

News & Updates October 6, 2017

Why Do We Ignore Initiatives That Reduce Gun Violence?

“While movies, television and news outlets often give the impression that entire cities and neighborhoods are filled with thugs, criminals and killers, the reality is that those responsible for a majority of shootings represent a tiny percentage of the residents of any given city. In response to this fact, effective gun violence reduction strategies adopt

August 24, 2017

Put the Guns Down: A Chicago Strategy for Curbing Violence

According to a recent report from the Urban Institute, a strategy aimed at reducing gun violence in Chicago by targeting gang members most at risk of being victims or perpetrators with a combination of “moral suasion” and the threat of criminal sanctions resulted in significant reductions of violence.