College-in-prison program found to reduce recidivism significantly

A new study sought to determine the effects of a college-in-prison program, the Bard Prison Initiative (BPI). The study found a large and significant reduction in recidivism rates across racial groups among those who participated ...

Violent crime is rising. What can cities do?

In 2019, following a years-long decline, crime rates were flat or at all-time lows nationwide. Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit, and a very different pattern emerged. Though major crimes dropped overall, violent crime surged. ...

With a focus on deterrence, the first police force was a success

The world's first professional police force, The London Metropolitan Police, deterred crime and brought a significant reduction in violent crimes when it was introduced nearly 200 years ago. By using historical data, a new ...

Empathy training could reduce crime

Research published in the journal Psychology, Crime & Law suggests a new, low-cost approach that could potentially reduce antisocial behavior and crime.

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