Safe Oakland Speaker Series - (flier)
Hear from leading criminal justice scholars and practioners about the most effective approaches to reducing crime. What Oakland is - and what should - Oakland be doing - to make our community safer? FREE and open to the public!
Holy Names University - Valley Center for the Performing Arts (accessibility & parking)
3500 Mountain Blvd, Oakland, CA 9461
Questions??? Office of Councilmember Libby Schaaf - 510 238-7004 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Justin McCrary: ECONOMICS OF SAFETY & POLICE
Wednesday, April 24th, 7 – 9pm
U.C. Berkeley Law Professor Justin McCrary shares findings from his recent study “The Effect of Police on Crime: New Evidence from U.S. Cities,
1960-2010,” including a cost-analysis of policing.
John J. Donohue III: DO LAWS MATTER?
Wednesday, May 1st, 7 – 9pm
Stanford Law Professor and renowned empirical researcher John J. Donohue III discusses the data on how certain laws and policies are
succeeding (or failing) to control crime.
Andrew Papachristos: OAKLAND’S VIOLENT SOCIAL NETWORKS
Wednesday, May 8th, 7 – 9pm
Yale Sociology Professor Andrew Papachristos shares his analysis of Oakland’s street gangs, the nature of interpersonal violence, and its use in
Oakland’s Ceasefire strategy.
Kevin Grant, Zac Carey & Kyndra Simmons: STREET WISDOM
Wednesday, May 22nd, 7 – 9pm
Oakland Street Outreach Manager & California Peace Prize recipient Kevin Grant; Soldiers Against Violence Everywhere Founder Pastor Zac Carey; and Caught in the Crossfire First Responder Kyndra Simmons share firsthand knowledge of violence from their outreach work on Oakland’s toughest streets.
Gerald Chaleff: CAN CONSTITUTIONAL POLICING MAKE SAFER STREETS?
Wednesday, June 19th, 7 – 9pm
LAPD Special Assistant for Constitutional Policing Gerald Chaleff explains why constitutional policing matters and how it helped, not hindered, reducing crime in tough cities like LA.
Mark Kleiman: CRIME & PUNISHMENT: HOW TO HAVE LESS OF BOTH
Wednesday, June 26th, 7 – 9pm
UCLA public policy professor Mark Kleiman discusses how clear rules and credible sanctions could control crime without crowding the prisons.