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Dr. Braga has served as a consultant on controlling and preventing violent crime problems to many Federal, State, and local criminal justice agencies including the U.S. Department of Justice; U.S. Department of Justice; U.S. Department of the Treasury; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security; Massachusetts State Police; Baltimore Police Department; New York Police Department; Los Angeles Police Department; Milwaukee Police Department; Oakland Police Department; San Francisco Police Department; and many others.
Dr. Braga’s work on controlling and preventing violent crime has received numerous awards. Braga was a recipient of the U.S. Attorney General’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to Community Partnerships for Public Safety(2009) and the U.S. Department of Justice Project Safe Neighborhoods' Distinguished Service by a Research Partner Award (2010).
Anthony Braga is the recipient of the 2014 Joan McCord Award from the Academy of Experimental Criminology (AEC) and the American Society of Criminology’s Division of Experimental Criminology (DEC), which recognizes distinguished experimental contributions to criminology and criminal justice. Award recipients must have conducted significant experimental research that in the tradition of Joan McCord has important implications for policy and practice. The award can be given to a specific randomized controlled trial or a group of experiments leading to significant policy outcomes. Past winners include Larry Sherman, Joan Petersilia, David Farrington, Denise Gottfredson, Doris MacKenzie, and David Weisburd.
Dr. Braga has published numerous scholarly papers and his work has been published in top criminology and criminal justice journals such as Criminology, Journal of Quantitative Criminology, Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, and Criminology & Public Policy. His work has also appeared in top medical and public health journals such as New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association, and the American Journal of Public Health.
With colleagues, he has authored and edited several books such as Policing Problem Places: Crime Hot Spots and Effective Prevention (Oxford University Press, 2010), Problem-Oriented Policing and Crime Prevention (Criminal Justice Press, 2008), Legitimacy and Criminal Justice: A Comparative Perspective (Russell Sage Foundation Press, 2007), and Police Innovation: Contrasting Perspectives (Cambridge University Press, 2006).
Dr. Braga's published research includes:
Gun Policy Summit 2013:
Dr. Braga discussed the topic of Making Gun Laws Enforceable at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Summit on Reducing Gun Violence in America: Informing Policy with Evidence and Analysis.
His presentation, Enforcing federal laws against firearms traffickers: Raising operational effectiveness by lowering enforcement obstacles and corresponding paper has been published in a compliation from this event and is entitled, Reducing Gun Violence in America - Informing Policy with Evidence and Analysis.
Watch the video of Dr. Braga's and other presentations from this event.