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Mandatory Minimums Will Not Solve Chicago's Epidemic of Gun Violence

John Maki | Posted 12.14.2013 | Chicago
John Maki

The question the public and lawmakers need to address is who would you rather meet on the streets of Chicago?

Analysis: Homicides Cost Chicago $2.5 Billion

Posted 05.23.2013 | Chicago

Following Chicago's staggering 2012 total of more than 500 homicides, the human toll of gun violence in the Windy City is well-known. Now, a new ...

Impulsive Behavior At The Root Of Youth Gun Violence

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 12.11.2012 | Chicago
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Robyn Gee Chicago just hit its 400th murder of 2012, according to the New York Times. The University of Chicago Crime Lab reports that more black...

Finding the "Fat Catchers" of Criminal Justice

Katy Welter | Posted 12.09.2011 | Chicago
Katy Welter

Innovative criminal justice reforms may produce misleading results if they are not implemented using systematic research methods.

Gun Violence Costs City $2.5 Billion A Year: Report

Chicago Tribune | Robert Mitchum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The social costs of gun violence in Chicago total about $2.5 billion each year, according to a report released Tuesday by an academic group formed to ...