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Police, Danger, & Behavior

Using extensive participant observation and interviews with police officers in 3 U.S. cities, this ethnographic project describes how police officers' perceptions of danger influence their behavior and interactions with the public. 

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Gangs & Social Networks

This line of research uses social network analysis (SNA) and visualization to examine the underlying social structure of street gangs, as well as how SNA can enhance violence prevention efforts

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Guns & Violence Prevention

These research projects 1) explore the link between legal cynicism and ownership of a firearm for protection, and 2) analyze the effect of Project Longevity, a focused deterrence strategy designed to reduce shootings and homicides.  

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