Indiana University SPEA Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy University of Pennsylvania AIR American University

Panel: Reducing Crime and Violence
(Crime and Drugs)

Thursday, November 12, 2015: 10:15 AM-11:45 AM
Johnson I (Hyatt Regency Miami)

*Names in bold indicate Presenter

Panel Organizers:  Sara Heller, University of Pennsylvania
Panel Chairs:  Benjamin Struhl, J-PAL North America
Discussants:  Jennifer Doleac, University of Virginia and Matthew Kraft, Brown University

Rethinking the Benefits of Employment Programs: Summer Jobs and Youth Violence
Jonathan Davis, University of Chicago and Sara Heller, University of Pennsylvania

Using Wide Data to Target Crime Control
Aaron Chalfin1, Zubin Jelveh2, Michael Luca3 and Jens Ludwig1, (1)University of Chicago, (2)New York University, (3)Harvard University

The panel will involve three papers that explore how to reduce crime and violence. One paper will focus on better identifying those at risk of committing a particular type of violent crime: domestic violence. The other two will present randomized controlled trials of interventions designed to reduce violence among disadvantaged youth, with a focus on exploring the mechanism behind and heterogeneity of treatment effects.
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