This project explores the nexus between criminal justice and public health.

Criminal justice professionals are increasingly concerned with developing ‘evidence-based’ policy, and making sure that their efforts are targeted and effective. This is the case with the Philadelphia Police Department, which is seeking to build evidence around the contribution of foot-beat policing to reductions in urban violence, including that associated with gang and drug-related activity. This project uses a randomized controlled design to asses the impact of the foot-beat enforcement strategy.