Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice



April 26, 2012

"Police," Lawrence Sherman, Cambridge University, presented at the Robina Institute Annual Conference, "Crime and Justice in America, 1975-2025," Thursday, April 26, 2012, University of Minnesota Law School.

Lawrence Sherman is among the most highly cited scholars in criminology and a world-renowned expert on policing. His use of randomized controlled experiments to study deterrence and crime prevention has led him to examine such subjects as domestic violence, police crackdowns and saturation patrol, gun violence, crack houses, and reintegrative shaming. He has collaborated with over 30 police and justice agencies around the world. Since 1995, Sherman has been co directing a program of long-term experiments in restorative justice involving approximately 2,500 offenders and 2,000 crime victims. Recently, he has been working on the development of new tools for predicting murder among probationers and parolees in Philadelphia, and randomized trials of intensive services among highest-risk offenders.

"Crime and Justice in America, 1975-2025," was made possible by support from the Robina Foundation and the National Institute of Justice