Scholarly Scoop - Friday, May 12 at 10:00 am


Monona Senior Center
1011 Nichols Road
Free and Open to the Public

Violent Crime and Drug Policing in Neighborhoods of Concentrated Disadvantage

Serious crime and law enforcement activity tend to be concentrated in cities' most disadvantaged neighborhoods.  This talk will explain the characteristics of disadvantaged neighborhoods that make them conductive to violent offending, and how drug activity and drug law enforcement are connected to violent crime.  It will then investigate how levels of crime and drug policing have changed over the past few decades, as our nation experienced a drastic decline in violent crime.  The talk will focus particularly on crime and policing trends in Chicago and Philadelphia.