Thursday, April 27, 7pm
Arroyo Seco Library Branch
6145 N. Figueroa
Zócalo and the Los Angeles Times Editorial Pages Present
“Is This the End of Crime as We Know it?”
Moderated by Andrés Martinez, Times Editorial Page Editor
Since the late 1970s, urban police departments have watched crime rates fall drastically. But not everyone agrees on why it happened. George Kelling one of the country’s foremost experts on crime policy and the co-author of the “broken windows” theory, and Mark A.R. Kleiman, professor of public policy at UCLA, joins Times columnist Erin Aubry Kaplan and editorial writer Robert Greene to explore the competing theories on why crime has dropped as well as to discuss what this means for developing new crime prevention strategies for the 21st century.
Is this the end of crime as we know it? Not hardly. But there’s some reason to hope for the end of our brute-force approach to dealing with it.
Note to my Westside friends: Yes, Highland Park is on the wrong side of Interstate 5. But no, you don’t need a visa.