Me on Chicago gun violence

A lot from the University of Chicago Crime Lab 2016 homicide report, and out gun research.

Author: Harold Pollack

Harold Pollack is Helen Ross Professor of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. He has served on three expert committees of the National Academies of Science. His recent research appears in such journals as Addiction, Journal of the American Medical Association, and American Journal of Public Health. He writes regularly on HIV prevention, crime and drug policy, health reform, and disability policy for American Prospect,, and other news outlets. His essay, "Lessons from an Emergency Room Nightmare" was selected for the collection The Best American Medical Writing, 2009. He recently participated, with zero critical acclaim, in the University of Chicago's annual Latke-Hamentaschen debate.

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  1. Nicely done. The last two figures in the report proper underscore the point that different cities have different ecologies. As the former Chicago Police superintendent found out, one can't apply techniques that work in NYC to another city.

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