Technical Appendix: Is electronic monitoring contributing to gun violence?
This supplementary technical appendix complements the op-ed titled “Is electronic monitoring contributing to gun violence?,” written by Jens Ludwig and Ashna Arora. Due to limitations in space in the article, numerous details and sensitivity analyses were excluded from the published version. These additional details are provided here for a more comprehensive understanding of the topic.
Economic Club of Chicago- Chicago’s Safety Snapshot: Issues and Opportunities
These slides were presented by the Crime Lab at a forum hosted by the Economic Club and Commercial Club of Chicago.
Violence Reduction Dashboard
Webinar: Overview of the City of Chicago’s Violence Reduction Dashboard
Launched in May 2021 by the City of Chicago, with design and technical support from the Crime Lab, the Dashboard is a first-of-its-kind comprehensive tool that allows unfettered public access to city violence trends categorizable by victim type, date, and geographic area.
Machine Learning Can Predict Shooting Victimization Well Enough To Help Prevent It
This National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper shows that shootings are predictable enough to be preventable.
Ashna Arora and Jens Ludwig: Is electronic monitoring contributing to gun violence? Here’s a look at the data.
Crime Lab Pritzker Director Jens Ludwig and Research Director Ashna Arora provide a deep-dive on electronic monitoring data and gun violence in this piece.
The Crime Lab’s research on individuals under electronic monitoring and gun violence is cited in the Intercept
Crime Lab research indicates that it is unlikely that individuals under electronic monitoring are contributing to Chicago’s rise in gun violence, a finding highlighted by Van Brunt who criticized provisions that make societal reentry challenging and family support harder without any social science basis, arguing they ultimately counteract their intended purpose.
Founding Executive Director Roseanna Ander discusses the patterns of gun violence in Chicago with the New York Times
Founding Executive Director Roseanna Ander discusses the patterns of gun violence in Chicago. Ander describes a vicious cycle in which violence leads to economic disinvestment, as businesses and residents avoid violent neighborhoods, and governments redirect resources away from areas perceived as lost causes. This disinvestment, in turn, can further fuel the violence, perpetuating the cycle.