Feb 2022

Workforce Allocation Summary

A Workforce Allocation Project Summary that addresses that the of allocation of law enforcement resources in a majority of US cities is typically subject to the discretion and intuition of pivotal decision-makers, leading to a high degree of politicization and inequality in the system.

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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

Unraveling the Threads of America’s Gun Culture
Op-Ed
Nov 2023

Unraveling the Threads of America’s Gun Culture

Megan Kang, a Crime Lab affiliate and Ph.D. candidate in sociology at Princeton University, outlines new historical evidence that charts the growth in firearm ownership.

Chicago nonprofits gather to discuss progress, solutions for gun violence
Media Mention
CBS Chicago
Nov 2023

Chicago nonprofits gather to discuss progress, solutions for gun violence

CBS Chicago’s Darius Johnson speaks with the Crime Lab’s Kim Smith and Dar’tavous Dorsey about the goals of the event, which hosted nearly 50 nonprofits from every corner of Chicago for its first gun violence prevention expo.

Strides for Peace to debut Gun Violence Prevention Expo
Media Mention
Chicago Star Media
Nov 2023

Strides for Peace to debut Gun Violence Prevention Expo

Strides for Peace hosted a new expo focusing on gun violence prevention in Chicago, featuring an information session from the Crime Lab’s Chico Tillmon.