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"The Great Violence Decline of the Last 20 Years:Possible Explanations"

Starts On
2/27/2014 2:00 PM
Ends On
2/27/2014 3:00 PM

The Great Violence Decline started in the early 1990s. Every category of violent crime has been on the decrease: murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. Criminologists have been puzzled about the reasons for this decline and offered a number of interesting explanations: from Roe v. Wade to increased incarceration. In this talk, I will discuss the most prominent explanations offered and introduce three new and promising ones: lead exposure, psychotropic drugs, and online social networking. Guest Lecturer - Dr. Maria Tcherni

Marvin K. Peterson Library, Upper Level