Workshop On Crime Control Policies

Team: Roberto Galbiati (CNRS and Sciences Po Paris), Philip Cook (Duke University) and Jens Ludwig (University of Chicago)

Building on the international and interdisciplinary experience of the organizers in topics related to crime control and social policies, the workshop will have a focus on the potential of public policy and in particular on social policy to help prevent criminal behavior. Given growing policy and scientific concern about the substantial costs associated with criminal justice systems' responses to crime, and given the growing body of high-quality research across disciplines in different countries in recent years about the links between social conditions (or actual social policies) and crime, the workshop will provide a crucial forum for policy relevant interdisciplinary exchange. We are convinced that it will be of great value to economists working on crime related topics to interact with non-economists who have different perspectives and substantive expertise on related questions, and vice versa. Our goal is to foster a series of productive conversations on these questions at the workshop and, by forming connections across researchers from different disciplines and countries, establish a research network that will form the foundation for future workshops and engage in follow-up discussions and collaborations beyond the workshop.

The Workshop is jointly organised by the Interdisciplinary Research Center for the Evaluation of Public Policies (LIEPP), the Department of Economics at Sciences Po, and the University of Chicago Crime Lab.

The Workshop took place on May 31st and June 1st, 2012, at Paris Campus of Sciences Po.

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