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