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David Hureau is a doctoral student in the Program in Sociology and Social Policy and a Research Associate for the Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management (PCJ) at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS). David received a Bachelor's in Administration from Wesleyan University in 2001 with a major in African American Studies and History, and a Master in Public Policy (MPP) from Harvard Kennedy School in 2006, with a concentration in Criminal Justice Policy. His research interests include youth violence, gangs, urban neighborhoods, youth development, social networks, and micro-sociology.
Prior to joining the Program in Sociology and Social Policy, David served for three years as the Program Director of the New Outlook Teen Center in Exeter, New Hampshire and for two years as a Researcher in the Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS). During his time as a Researcher with HKS, David worked very closely with Anthony Braga, Senior Research Fellow, researching the dynamics of violent crime in Boston, and was centrally involved in many gang violence interventions in the city.
David feels a strong connection to Boston's neighborhoods and its people, and is committed to the rigorous and responsible study of Boston.