253759 Gun violence in Chicago

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 10:30 AM

Roseanna Ander , University of Chicago Crime Lab, Chicago
National attention has turned to Chicago's youth violence problem as a series of tragic youth homicides in the city have been highly publicized in recent years. This presentation will focus on youth violence in Chicago, the costs of gun violence and strategies that the new administration at Chicago's City Hall plans to use to combat this problem. It will also cover the Supreme Court decision which removed Chicago's handgun ban, and how the city can still work to protect its residents from firearm related violence and homicide.

Learning Objectives:
Discuss the costs of gun violence Describe strategies currently being used to reduce youth violence in Chicago List additional strategies that could be employed, and the Crime Labís role in moving these forward

Keywords: Firearms, Injury Prevention

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the Executive Director of the University of Chicago Crime Lab, which seeks to provide rigorous evidence about what works to reduce youth and firearm related violence. Additionally, I ran the Joyce Foundationís gun policy program area for over 10 years.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.