May 2014

Tracing the Guns- The impact of illegal guns on violence in Chicago

In 2014, the University of Chicago Crime Lab and the City of Chicago published the first report to understand the origins of illegal crime guns. The report was also updated in 2017.

Related Resources
Webinar- Situational Decision-Making: A New Training to Improve Policing
Webinar

Webinar- Situational Decision-Making: A New Training to Improve Policing

Oct 2023

The Crime Lab hosted a webinar on the findings of our recently released study, A Cognitive View of Policing, which evaluated a pilot of the Situational Decision-Making (Sit-D) police training program.

NCGVR Webinar: Interventions to Improve Police Effectiveness
Video

NCGVR Webinar: Interventions to Improve Police Effectiveness

Sep 2023

In a recent webinar hosted by the National Collaborative on Gun Violence Research, Oeindrila Dube presented her findings on the evaluation of Situational Decision-Making, while Philip Cook discussed the evaluation of the Chicago Police Department’s Area Technology Centers.

BFI Research Brief: A Cognitive View of Policing
Research Brief

BFI Research Brief: A Cognitive View of Policing

Sep 2023

Read the research brief published by the Becker Friedman Institute (BFI) for Economics at the University of Chicago.

NBER Working Paper: A Cognitive View of Policing
Academic Paper

NBER Working Paper: A Cognitive View of Policing

Sep 2023

Read the working paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Latest Updates

The Gun Violence Prevention Forum
Event
Northwell Health
Feb 2024

The Gun Violence Prevention Forum

Crime Lab Director of Programs Kim Smith spoke at the 5th Annual Gun Violence Prevention Forum on February 27, 2024. This virtual event mobilized the collective efforts of leading executives, clinicians, researchers, and policymakers around gun violence as a public health emergency.

Faith leaders: City Hall must step up to the plate and provide more funding for violence prevention
Op-Ed
Chicago Tribune
Feb 2024

Faith leaders: City Hall must step up to the plate and provide more funding for violence prevention

Michael Pfleger, Otis Moss III, Seth Limmer, and Ciera Bates-Chamberlain comment on the importance of funding community violence intervention (CVI) initiatives and point to the Crime Lab’s CVI Leadership Academy as a shining example, whose inaugural cohort was recognized by Vice President Kamala Harris at the White House.

Advocate, activist and healer: Myesha Watkins is trying to make Cleveland safer
Media Mention
Cleveland.com
Feb 2024

Advocate, activist and healer: Myesha Watkins is trying to make Cleveland safer

Cleveland.com’s Molly Walsh highlights CVILA graduate Myesha Watkins’ visit to the White House as a part of the graduation of the CVILA’s inaugural cohort. Watkins is the executive director of the Cleveland Peacemakers Alliance, a crime prevention organization that focuses on helping communities become healthier environments to reduce violence.