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Crime In Chicago: What Does The Research Tell Us?

March 9, 2018


Chicago has a national reputation for violence. Even though shooting deaths dropped in the city last year, 664 people still died from gun violence. Research from IPR experts not only explains some of the city's most enduring problems, but it also shows that it is possible to find viable solutions to combat the city's violence. Join IPR and the Union League of Chicago's Public Affairs Committee for presentations and discussion on what the research reveals about crime in Chicago.

Friday, March 9, 2018, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m
Union League Club
65 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL
Main Lounge (Second Floor)


"The Great Chicago Crime Spike: What Does it Signal?" by Wesley Skogan

"Connected in Crime: Using Network Science to Reduce Gun Violence" by Andrew Papachristos

"Promising Strategies for Reducing Crime and Dropouts for At-Risk Students in Chicago" by Jonathan Guryan

Moderated by Mary Pattillo, Harold Washington Professor of Sociology and African American Studies and IPR Associate

00:00 – Dave Kohn, Introduction

03:20 – Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach, Welcome

05:53­ – Mary Pattillo, Moderator

09:14 ­– Wesley Skogan’s Presentation

21:46 – Andrew Papachristos’ Presentation

33:24 – Jonathan Guryan’s Presentation