Projects

Recent & Ongoing Projects

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Building Evidence on Security and Community Resilience in the Caribbean

Reducing crime and violence among youth is a high priority for citizens and governments in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean. While considerable progress has been made to understand the factors that contribute […]

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Developing New Tools to Fight the Opioid Epidemic

The opioid epidemic in Massachusetts (and the U.S. more broadly) shows no sign of subsiding; there is growing awareness among policymakers that expanding treatment alone may not be enough to curtail the […]

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Preventing Community Violence in Oakland, California: Operation Ceasefire

Researchers at the CCR have worked on several projects related to community violence prevention strategies. Our ongoing work in Oakland is based on several of these previous projects, notably Boston’s Operation Ceasefire […]

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Forming Better Police-Community Connections: Body Worn Cameras

We are currently working on three randomized evaluations of programs that study the effects of equipping officers with body-worn cameras. These projects are ongoing with the Boston Police Department, the Las Vegas […]

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Forming Better Police-Community Connections: Procedural Justice

We’re working on several projects that examine the ways in which new policy initiatives could be used to change interactions between police and community members. We are currently collaborating with the Cambridge […]

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Limiting Gun Violence in California

The Violence Prevention Research Program at UC Davis and CCR researchers Glenn Pierce and Anthony Braga are working to evaluate California’s Armed and Prohibited Persons System (APPS), which is a law enforcement […]

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