|The Roundtable on Crime Trends|
December 3-4, 2013
The second meeting will explore 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 will present 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 The discussions during the meeting are expected to set the stage for one or more published papers on this topic.
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News August 5, 2013, Q&A interview with Richard Rosenfeld, chair of the Roundtable on Crime Trends in The Crime Report entitled, Explaining the U.S. Crime Decline.
Seminar on Legal Cannabis: Legal and Policy Questions and Research Opportunities
As part of its semiannual meeting in Washington DC, the National Academies' Committee on Law and Justice (CLAJ) held a half-day seminar on legal cannabis for the benefit of our sponsor, the National Institute of Justice, and others. The seminar focused on research opportunities presented by the current changes and legalizations, and unmet research needs for sound decision-making.
DBASSE Reports Related to Gun Violence and Schools
A 2005 report from the Committee on Law and Justice, Firearms and Violence: A Critical Review, found that there is scant evidence about the effectiveness of current measures to prevent and control gun violence and outlined a comprehensive research program. In 2003, the Board on Children, Youth, and Families and CLAJ studied youth violence in schools: Deadly Lessons: Understanding Lethal School Violence.
CLAJ Member Spotlight
|Carl C. Bell, CLAJ Member |
University of Illinois at Chicago
|Dr. Bell is an internationally recognized authority on racism, misdiagnosis of affective disorders, children exposed to violence prevention, HIV prevention, Isolated Sleep paralysis, and resiliency. He has an extensive background in psychiatric treatment, research, education, and administration. Author or co-author of more than 400 books, monographs, chapters, articles and technical reports. |
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