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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
Crime: Causes, Trends, and Prevention
Current Projects

Roundtable on Understanding Crime Decline in America


The Roundtable's discussions will focus on crime trends, such as the crime decline of the past 20 years, explore its policy and operations implications and relevance for future prevention and enforcement efforts, and discuss ways to inform a long-term research agenda.


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