Crimen, violencia, y conflicto

Crimen y la violencia son los principales factores que impiden el desarrollo económico. Al mismo tiempo, los esfuerzos para controlar el crimen imponen importantes costes en la sociedad. Nuestros afiliados explorar menor costo y los métodos más humanos de la reducción de la delincuencia y la violencia, y también estudian maneras de reformar los sistemas de justicia penal.
Young men participate in an activity for the Becoming a Man program in Chicago. Photo: Rob Kozloff | University of Chicago
Policy Insight

Reducing criminal behavior through cognitive behavioral therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can reduce criminal behavior among both at-risk youth and criminally engaged men, likely by helping them focus more on the future, change their self-perceptions, and/or slow their decision-making.

Youth in Chicago's Becoming a man program

Audio: On the Knife's Edge: Using Therapy To Address Violence Among Teens

Listen to an NPR segment with Jens Ludwig, Co-Chair of J-PAL's Crime, Violence, and Conflict sector, on his research on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with youth in Chicago.

Oeindrila Dube

Oeindrila Dube is the Philip K. Pearson Professor of Global Conflict Studies at the University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy. She studies poverty and conflict in the developing world.

Participants in the One Summer Chicago program received a summer job and an adult mentor

Scaling and Unpacking a Successful Summer Jobs Program

Recent studies have found that summer youth employment programs appear to generate large declines in the rates of violent crime—a significant finding for urban policymakers seeking to create safer, more vibrant cities. 

Sector Chairs

Co-Chair, Crime, Violence, & Conflict

Ramalee E. Pearson Professor of Global Conflict Studies

University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy

Co-Chair, Crime, Violence, & Conflict

Philip K. Pearson Professor of Global Conflict Studies

University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy

Sector Contacts

Headshot of Aimee Barnes

Policy Associate , J-PAL Global

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Policy Manager, J-PAL Global

Policy Associate, J-PAL Global