Panel: The Causes and Consequences of Crime and Place
(Crime and Drugs)

Thursday, November 3, 2016: 1:15 PM-2:45 PM
Northwest (Washington Hilton)

*Names in bold indicate Presenter

Panel Organizers:  John MacDonald, University of Pennsylvania
Panel Chairs:  Philip Cook, Duke University
Discussants:  Peter Reuter, University of Maryland

This panel examines role that the policing, housing, and economic development policies have on crime and its consequences at the community level. For over 100 year social scientists have documented that crime and poverty are spatially concentrated in areas. While housing and economic development models have long been proffered to be solutions to endemic poverty and crime in places, we have little empirical evidence to suggest what policies are beneficial. Similarly, little is known about the role that police strategies aimed at very local crime problems has on community mental health. This panel examines these issues by looking at the role of police strategies, subsidized housing, business improvement districts, and private real estate development has on crime and its community health consequences.

Mean Streets and Mental Health: Depression and PTSD at Crime Hot Spots
David Weisburd, George Mason University, Ameilia Haviland, Carnegie Mellon University and Breanne Cave, Police Foundation

Housing Choice Vouchers and Crime
Michael Stoll, University of California, Los Angeles and Steven Raphael, University of California, Berkeley

Crime and Private Investment in Urban Neighborhoods
Johanna Lacoe, Mathematica Policy Research and Raphael Bostic, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Private Investment in the Public's Interest? The Case of Business Improvement Districts and Crime in New York City
Rachel Meltzer1, SeungHoon Han2, Philip Cook3, Ingrid Gould Ellen4 and John MacDonald2, (1)The New School, (2)University of Pennsylvania, (3)Duke University, (4)New York University

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