- The Oxford Handbook of Crime Prevention
- Crime Prevention and Public Policy
- Developmental and Life-Course Theories of Offending
- Risk and Protective Factors for Offending
- Preventing Crime Through Intervention in the Preschool Years
- Parent Training and the Prevention of Crime
- Child Social Skills Training in the Prevention of Antisocial Development and Crime
- Developmental Approaches in the Prevention of Female Offending
- Community-Level Influences on Crime and Offending
- Disorder and Crime
- Poverty Deconcentration and the Prevention of Crime
- Peer Influence, Mentoring, and the Prevention of Crime
- Comprehensive Community Partnerships for Preventing Crime
- Community-Based Substance Use Prevention
- Schools and Prevention
- Situational Crime Prevention: Classifying Techniques Using “Good Enough” Theory
- High Crime Places, Times, and Offenders
- Crime Displacement and Diffusion of Benefits
- Place-Based Crime Prevention: Theory, Evidence, and Policy
- The Private Sector and Designing Products against Crime
- Once Bitten, Twice Shy: Repeat Victimization and its Prevention
- Implementing Crime Prevention: Good Governance and a Science of Implementation
- The Importance of Randomized Experiments in Evaluating Crime Prevention
- Preventing Future Criminal Activities of Delinquents and Offenders
- Public Opinion and Crime Prevention: A Review of International Trends
- The Science and Politics of Crime Prevention: Toward a New Crime Policy
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This article introduces the Moving to Opportunity (MTO) experiment, which studies the impact of moving families living in public housing projects in the most underprivileged neighborhoods in American cities to neighborhoods with much lower poverty rates. It discusses the results of this experiment and their implications for neighborhood effects on crime in general. This article also examines the source of gender difference on crime and presents a “natural experiment” that can copy the MTO experiment.
Jens Ludwig is Professor of Social Service Administration, Law, and Public Policy at the University of Chicago, Nonresident Senior Fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution, and Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Julia Burdick-Will is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Chicago.
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