ISPS Fellow Michael Sierra-Arevalo Writes SSN Brief on Reducing Gun Violence

Michael Sierra-Arevalo, an ISPS Policy Fellow and Sociology graduate student, wrote a SSN brief on new methods used to reduce gun violence. The brief, How Targeted Deterrence Helps Policy Reduce Gun Death, shows how pilot programs in certain cities, such as The Boston Gun Project and Chicago’s Project Safe Neighborhoods, allow police to target specific segments of the population responsible for the crime, instead of whole neighborhoods that are victims of the crime.

From the brief: “In places like Boston, more than 50% of all murders and 70% of all shootings are committed by about one percent of youth aged 15 to 24.”

Area of study 
Criminal Justice