Published Findings

Following is a varied listing of published findings by the Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Administration:

  1. Braga, Anthony A. "Embedded Criminologists in Police Departments", Police Foundation Ideas in America Policing series (2013).
  2. Paterson, John  "Tackling Youth Crime, Violence & Disorder:  A Partnership Approach" as well as the project summary  (2013).
  3. Braga, Anthony A., Hureau, David M., and Papachristos, Andrew V. "Deterring Gang-Involved Gun Violence: Measuring the Impact of Boston’s Operation Ceasefire on Street Gang Behavior The Journal of Quantitative Criminology (2013).
  4. Braga, Anthony A. (contributor) Reducing Gun Violence in America - Informing Policy with Evidence and Analysis from Johns Hopkins University Press (2013).
  5. Papachristos, Andrew V., Anthony A. Braga, and David M. Hureau “Social Networks and the Risk of Gunshot Injury” Journal of Urban Health (2012).
  6. Braga, Anthony A., Andrew V. Papachristos, and David M. Hureau “The Effects of Hot Spots Policing on Crime: An Updated Systematic Review and Meta-AnalysisJustice Quarterly (2012).
  7. Welsh, Brandon C., Anthony A. Braga, and Christopher J. Sullivan “Serious Youth Violence and Innovative Prevention: On the Emerging Link between Public Health and CriminologyJustice Quarterly (2012).
  8. Welsh, Brandon C., Anthony A. Braga, and Meghan E. Peel “Can ‘Disciplined Passion’ Overcome the Cynical View? An Empirical Inquiry of Evaluator Influence on Police Crime Prevention Program
    Journal of Experimental Criminology, 8 (4) (2012).
  9. Braga, Anthony A., Garen J. Wintemute, Glenn L. Pierce, Philip J. Cook, and Greg Ridgeway “Interpreting the Empirical Evidence on Illegal Gun Market DynamicsJournal of Urban Health, 89 (5): 779 – 793 (2012).
  10. Braga, Anthony A. and David L. Weisburd “The Effects of Focused Deterrence Strategies on Crime: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of the Empirical EvidenceJournal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 49 (3): 323 – 358 (2012).
  11. Cook, Philip J., Mallory O’Brien, Anthony A. Braga, and Jens Ludwig “Lessons from a Partially Controlled Field Trial” Journal of Experimental Criminology, 8 (3): 271 – 287 (2012).
  12. Braga, Anthony A. “Getting Deterrence Right? Evaluation Evidence and Complementary Crime Control MechanismsCriminology & Public Policy, 11 (2): 201 – 210 (2012).
  13. Braga, Anthony A., David M. Hureau, and Andrew V. Papachristos “An Ex-Post-Facto Evaluation Framework for Place-Based Police InterventionsEvaluation Review, 35 (6): 592 – 626 (2011).
  14. Braga, Anthony A. and Glenn L. Pierce “Reconsidering the Ballistic Imaging of Crime Bullets in Gun Law Enforcement OperationsForensic Science Policy and Management, 2 (3): 105 – 117 (2011).
  15. Wintemute, Garen J. and Anthony A. Braga “Opportunities for State-Level Action to Reduce Firearm Violence: Proceeding from the EvidenceAmerican Journal of Public Health, 101 (9): e1 – e3 (2011).
  16. Welsh, Brandon C., Meghan E. Peel, David P. Farrington, Henk Elffers, and Anthony A. Braga “Research Design Influence on Study Outcomes in Crime and Justice: A Partial Replication with Public Area SurveillanceJournal of Experimental Criminology, 7 (2): 183 – 198 (2011).
  17. Braga, Anthony A., David M. Hureau, and Andrew V. Papachristos “The Relevance of Micro Places to Citywide Robbery Trends: A Longitudinal Analysis of Robbery Incidents at Street Corners and Block Faces in BostonJournal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 48 (1): 7 – 32 (2011).
  18. Ridgeway, Greg, Anthony A. Braga, George E. Tita, and Glenn L. Pierce “Intervening in Gun Markets: An Experiment to Assess the Impact of Targeted Gun Law MessagingJournal of Experimental Criminology, 7 (1): 103 – 109 (2011).
  19. Braga, Anthony A. (co-author) Policing Problem Places: Crime Hot Spots and Effective Prevention (2010)
  20. Wintemute, Garen J., Anthony A. Braga, and David M. Kennedy. "Private-Party Gun Sales, Regulation, and Public Safety." New England Journal of Medicine (June 30, 2010).
  21. Braga, Anthony A., Andrew V. Papachristos, and David M. Hureau. "The Concentration and Stability of Gun Violence at Micro Places in Boston, 1980–2008." Journal of Quantitative Criminology 26.1 (March, 2010): 33-53.
  22. Braga, Anthony A., and David Weisburd. "Editors’ Introduction: Empirical Evidence on the Relevance of Place in Criminology." Journal of Quantitative Criminology 26.1 (March 2010)
  23. Braga, Anthony A. “The Empirical Evidence for Hot Spots PolicingPolice Studies, 17 (4): 233 – 248 (2010).
  24. Wintemute, Garen J., David Hemenway, Daniel Webster, Glenn L. Pierce, and Anthony A. Braga “Gun Shows and Gun Violence: Fatally Flawed Study Yields Misleading ResultsAmerican Journal of Public Health, 100 (10): 1856 – 1860 (2010).
  25. Braga, Anthony A. and Glenn L. Pierce. "Disrupting Illegal Firearms Markets in Boston: The Effects of Operation Ceasefire on the Supply of New Handguns to Criminals." Criminology & Public Policy 4, no. 4 (November 2005).
  26. Braga, Anthony A. and Christopher Winship. "Creating an Effective Foundation to Prevent Youth Violence: Lessons Learned from Boston in the 1990s." Rappaport Institute Policy Brief PB-2005-5 (September 26, 2005).
  27. Piehl, Anne M., Suzanne J. Cooper, Anthony A. Braga, and David M. Kennedy. "Testing for Structural Breaks in the Evaluation of Programs" The Review of Economics and Statistics 85, no. 3 (August 2003).
  28. Braga, Anthony A., and David M. Kennedy. "Reducing Gang Violence in Boston" In Responding to Gangs: Evaluation and Research, eds. Winifred L. Reed and Scott H. Decker. Washington, DC: National Institute of Justice (July 2002).
  29. Kennedy, David M. "A Tale of One City: Reflections on the Boston Gun Project." In Securing Our Children's Future: New Approaches to Juvenile Justice and Youth Violence" ed. Gary S. Katzmann. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press (2002)
  30. Braga, Anthony A., David M. Kennedy, Anne M. Piehl, and Elin J. Waring. Reducing Gun Violence: The Boston Gun Project's Operation Ceasefire, National Institute of Justice Research Report (September 2001).
  31. Braga, Anthony A., David M. Kennedy, Elin J. Waring, and Anne M. Piehl. "Problem-Oriented Policing, Deterrence, and Youth Violence: An Evaluation of Boston's Operation Ceasefire" Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 38, no. 3 download a draft of the paper (August 2001).
  32. Piehl, Anne M., David M. Kennedy, and Anthony A. Braga. "Problem Solving and Youth Violence: An Evaluation of the Boston Gun Project" American Law and Economics Review 2, no. 1 (Spring 2000).
  33. Braga, Anthony A., Anne M. Piehl, and David M. Kennedy. "Youth Homicide in Boston: An Assessment of Supplementary Homicide Report Data" Homicide Studies 3, no. 4 (November 1999).
  34. Kennedy, David. "Pulling Levers: Getting Deterrence Right" National Institute of Justice Journal (July 1998).
  35. Kennedy, David M., and Anthony A. Braga. "Homicide in Minneapolis: Research for Problem Solving" Homicide Studies 2, no. 3 (August 1998).
  36. Kennedy, David M. "Pulling Levers: Chronic Offenders, High-Crime Settings, and a Theory of Prevention" Valparaiso University Law Review 31, no. 2 (Spring 1997).
  37. Kennedy, David M., Anthony A. Braga, and Anne M. Piehl. "The (Un)Known Universe: Mapping Gangs and Gang Violence in Boston" In Crime Mapping and Crime Prevention, ed. David L. Weisburd and J. Thomas McEwen. New York: Criminal Justice Press, 1997.
  38. Kennedy, David M., Anne M. Piehl, and Anthony A. Braga. "Youth Violence in Boston: Gun Markets, Serious Youth Offenders, and a Use-Reduction Strategy" Law and Contemporary Problems 59, no. 1 (Winter 1996).

Additional Resources

  • Christopher Winship, Diker-Tishman Professor of Sociology and Director of Graduate Studies at Harvard's Department of Sociology, has related resources on his website.


Reducing Gun Violence (Braga, contributor) released by Johns Hopkins University Press

PCJ Senior Research Fellow, Anthony A. Braga presented the topic of Making Gun Laws Enforceable at Day 1 of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Summit on Reducing Gun Violence in America: Informing Policy with Evidence and Analysis (January 2013). Dr. Braga’s recommendations were published in an a compliation from this Summit and release by Johns Hopkins University Press (above) entitled, Reducing Gun Violence in America - Informing Policy with Evidence and Analysis.

This compilation of research, analysis, and recommendations were presented by international experts on gun policy at the two-day event held one month after a gunman murdered 26 adults and children at Sandy Hook School in Newtown, Connecticut