Category Archives: Crime

Trust And Crime

Given that Fox News blares out constant fear-based programming, this seems troubling (boldface mine): My research has found that declining trust in our institutions, our social structures and one another leads to more lethal violence, including mass murder. As abstract … Continue reading

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Crime, Policing, And Density

Noah Smith has four suggestions for reducing crime: Lead abatement. Drug decriminalization. Prison education. Community policing. I agree with all four suggestions, but I want to focus on community policing, especially this part: One very simple thing cops can do … Continue reading

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Doesn’t Seem Like There Was A Ferguson Effect

Probably should have lead with “Still doesn’t…” While we’ve dealt with the supposed Ferguson Effect (which appears to be a Chicago and three months in D.C. effect as much as anything else) before, there’s now a study which looked at … Continue reading

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Ferguson Effect Fables

I’ll try to deal with this in more depth later this week, but we observe, by way of Kevin Drum, that Heather MacDonald is, once again, attempting to claim there’s a ‘Ferguson Effect’: crime rates are increasing because police are … Continue reading

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