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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Committee on Law and Justice
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Roundtable on Crime Trends  
Meeting Agenda

Contains Lead - stock photo
Second Meeting
December 3, 2013
9:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m.

Room 125
National Academy of Sciences
2101 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

This meeting explored the implications of individual-level research on criminal propensity for understanding larger crime trends. The lead-crime hypothesis will be used as a “case study” to help think about ways of bridging the gap between research on individual differences in criminal propensity and changes in aggregate crime rates. Invited speakers presented on what is known about individual differences in antisocial behavior, delinquency and crime; the relationship between childhood lead exposure and crime trends; and findings from a longitudinal survey of youth from an inner-city community.

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9:00 - 9:20 a.m.Welcome and Introduction
Richard Rosenfeld
(Chair), University of Missouri - St. Louis
9:20 - 10:50 a.m.Individual Differences in Antisocial Behavior, Delinquency, and Crime: Implications for Explaining Crime Trends

Presenter: David Farrington, University of Cambridge (by Skype/videoconference) (Presentation)

Discussant: Janet Lauritsen, University of Missouri – St. Louis
10:50 - 11:00 a.m.BREAK
11:00 - 12:30 p.m. The Relationship between Childhood Lead Exposure and Crime Trends

Presenter: Jessica Wolpaw Reyes, Amherst College

Discussant: Eric Baumer, Florida State University (Presentation)
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.LUNCH
1:30 - 3:00 p.m.Individual Differences in Anti-Social Behavior: Evidence from the Pittsburgh Youth Study

Presenter: Rolf Loeber, University of Pittsburgh

Discussant: Maxine Hayes, Washington State Department of Health
3:00-3:15 p.m.BREAK
3:15 - 4:15 p.m.General Discussion: The Relationship between Individual-Level Differences in Criminal Propensity and Aggregate Crime Trends
4:15 - 5:00 p.m.General Discussion: Promising Avenues for Future Research and Data Collection
5:00 p.m.Adjourn




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