Sep 2023

Measuring the Impact of Choose to Change and the Strategic Decision Support Centers

This infographic showcases the results from the Crime Lab’s evaluation of the Choose to Change program and the Strategic Decision Support Centers.

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Video about the Narcotics Arrest Diversion Program
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Video about the Narcotics Arrest Diversion Program

Jun 2023

This video provides an overview of the Crime Lab’s evaluation of the Narcotics Arrest Diversion Program, a program implemented by the community behavioral health provider Thresholds.

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Research Brief for the Narcotics Arrest Diversion Program.

Latest Updates

Ashna Arora Joins Arnold Ventures as Vice President of Criminal Justice Research
Media Mention
Arnold Ventures
Jun 2024

Ashna Arora Joins Arnold Ventures as Vice President of Criminal Justice Research

Former Crime Lab Research Director Dr. Ashna Arora has been appointed Vice President of Criminal Justice Research at Arnold Ventures.

Machine-gun conversion device dubbed ‘Glock switches’ taking violence to the ‘next level’: Experts
Media Mention
ABC News
Jun 2024

Machine-gun conversion device dubbed ‘Glock switches’ taking violence to the ‘next level’: Experts

Jens Ludwig, Pritzker Director of the University of Chicago Crime Lab, speaks with ABC News on a disturbing new public safety trend: teenagers armed with weapons converted into machine guns with cheap “Glock switches.”

“From a public safety perspective, from a public health perspective, this is a problem that, unfortunately, is disproportionately concentrated in the country’s most economically vulnerable communities of color.” – Jens Ludwig

Expert: “Behavioral economics can stop the shootings”
Media Mention
Dagens Nyheter (Sweden)
Jun 2024

Expert: “Behavioral economics can stop the shootings”

Learn how the University of Chicago Crime Lab is using behavioral economics to reduce gun violence.

“Our studies clearly show that if we give young people support to take more time to make decisions in risky situations, both acts of violence, crime and school dropouts decrease.” – Jens Ludwig, Pritzker Director of the University of Chicago Crime Lab