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Lux et Data: ISPS Blog

The Shooting Disease: Who You Know, Where You Live
Michael Sierra-Arevalo

June 1, 2015

Urban gun violence is not as random as it appears.

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Retail Consumer Protection as Household Stimulus
Rory Van Loo

May 12, 2015

Consumers could save on their goods purchases with better federal policies.

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‘Civilizing’ the Fractured Relationship between Police and Minority Communities
Michael Sierra-Arevalo

April 24, 2015

The question now is - how to restore the relationship between the public and the police?

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Myopic Voters and the Samaritan’s Dilemma
Jerome Schafer

April 23, 2015

A small window of opportunity exists to enact federal disaster preparedness programs.

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Charging Media for Using Police-Shooting Video May Be the Price of Equal Justice
Vesla Weaver and Briallen Hopper

April 22, 2015

The cost of witnessing and filming police misconduct.

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The Long and Polarizing History of the Parental Notification Debate
Jenna Healey

March 30, 2015

Bitter partisan rhetoric over a social science experiment undermines the effort to prevent teen pregnancy.

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Why Prosecuting, Firing, or Re-Training Cops Doesn’t Work and What We Can Do About It
Tony Cheng

March 26, 2015

The value of community outreach workers.

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Research Data Review is Gaining Ground
Limor Peer and Ann Green

March 26, 2015

It is a positive sign that one aspect of research data sharing and preservation – data review – is increasingly part of the conversation.

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Despite Heavy Rhetoric, Partisan Considerations Had Little Influence on States’ Decisions to Make Voting Easier
Daniel Biggers & Michael Hamner

March 12, 2015

Convenience voting adoption largely unaffected by party politics.

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Meet the Solvers
Matthew Regele

March 5, 2015

Why we need to rethink small business and innovation.

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The Missed Opportunity of Robert Woodson
Vesla Weaver

February 25, 2015

One conservative black activist’s campaign for community crime control.

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Precedents for Obama to Address Monetary Policy
Patrick O'Brien

February 16, 2015

Presidents today accept the idea of an independent Fed; it wasn't always so.

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ISPS Director's Fellows Respond to Gov. Malloy's Initiative

February 9, 2015

Our undergraduates' thoughts on Governor Malloy's criminal justice reform.

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Funding Long-Term Care: Cash Benefits for Informal Care
Corina Mommaerts

January 29, 2015

We need to integrate the family in long-term care financing.

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The Breakdown of Broken Windows?
Michael Sierra-Arevalo

January 28, 2015

Crimes and misdemeanors during the NYPD slowdown.

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Fear to Heal
Michael Sierra-Arevalo

January 26, 2015

An opportunity to rise above fear for police, people of color.

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Taking Politics Out of Federal Safeguards
Rosa Po

January 13, 2015

The current procedural system is not well-understood, gets little public attention, and needs reform.

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Why "Intelligent Openness" is Especially Important When Content is Disaggregated
Limor Peer

December 22, 2014

The publication of disaggregated content means ensuring the content is usable, not just accessible, persistent, and citable.

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Small, Old, but Vital: Established Small Businesses and the Innovation Economy
Matthew Regele

December 8, 2014

Small businesses can be critical facilitators of innovation.

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Funding Off-Patent Cancer Drug Development to Reduce Costs of Treatment
Rebecca McKibbin

December 3, 2014

Other options for financing research and development of new drugs.

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