“New York City is a very diverse place. We see people from different cultural and religious traditions every moment and we just know one another, so it’s harder for people to foment inter-group hatreds,” says Jeffrey Butts, director of the research and evaluation center at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Manhattan. Continue reading Gun Violence Is Actually Worse in Red States. It’s Not Even Close.
Jeffrey Butts interviewed by Katy Tur on MSNBC. Continue reading Katy Tur Show on MSNBC
Once largely a symbol of privilege and status, gun ownership has become a way for men to prove their masculinity, said Jeffrey Butts, director of the Research and Evaluation Center at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Continue reading After Shootings of Young People Spark Outrage, Gun Violence Experts Decry Self-defense Laws
According to a 2020 review by John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Cure Violence and similar models “continue to produce promising, but less than definitive evidence of program effects.” Continue reading New York Times — Congress Is Investing in Alternatives to Police. Can They Work?
Crime is a “complicated social phenomenon” with many causes, said Jeffrey Butts, director of the Research and Evaluation Center at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. “Easy answers are popular, but they are never accurate,” he said. Continue reading USA Today — Data from big cities suggests most violent crime fell last year. It’s not the full picture, experts say.
The annual number of people under 18 shot across the city has more than doubled since 2019, and the number of kids committing shootings is also on the rise. “Do you have an indication why it’s happening?” McNicholas asked Professor Jeffrey Butts, with the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Continue reading CBS2 New York — Data shows troubling increase in number of juveniles shot across New York City