Crime Prevention and Control


The Center for Crime Prevention and Control at John Jay College of Criminal Justice was established in February 2005. The Center’s mission is to develop effective strategies to address key public safety problems; to work in partnership with law enforcement, community, government, nonprofit, and other key actors; to draw together committed scholars and practitioners; and to develop the scholarly, institutional, and practical bodies of knowledge that can inform and support ambitious, intellectually serious applied work.


Campbell Review Attests to Efficacy of Center's Strategies
A Campbell Collaboration Systematic Review, the gold standard in evaluating social science interventions, found "strong empirical evidence” for the effectiveness of the Center's crime prevention strategies. The Effects of “Pulling Levers” Focused Deterrence Strategies on Crime  (Braga & Weisburd, 2011) confirms what research and field experience have long suggested:  a strategy that combines deterrence with elements that encourage offenders away from crime, strengthens a community’s collective efficacy, and enhances police legitimacy is the most effective approach to addressing serious violent crime and overt drug markets.

Don't Shoot
Read an excerpt from Center Director David Kennedy's new book or click on the cover image below for further information. Highlights from a reading during his national book tour, including a conversation with John Seabrook from The New Yorker, can be viewed here.     

David Kennedy, in this interview with Boston Public Radio, sets out what it takes to reduce the number of violent deaths and the high levels of incarceration rates that beset America's most troubled communities.

Fighting Back: Violence in Our Cities 
As one of the panelists of a multimedia event in New Haven, CT, Center Director David Kennedy discusses how to rebuild trust between the community and police and stem the tide of murders in the city.  

Photo: Thomas McMillan/New Haven Independent 

Thinking Outside the Cell
In this interview with CUNY TV's Criminal Justice Matters, Center Director David Kennedy explains why the strategies developed by the Center can reduce both serious violent crime and the problem of mass incarceration.










































Center for Crime Prevention and Control
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
555 West 57th Street, Room 601
New York, NY 10019
Tel: 212 484 1323
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