The study conducted by Eugenia C. South and John M. MacDonald, which suggests that fixing up abandoned homes can lead to a reduction in gun violence, is highlighted by Penn LDI.
"Fixing Up Abandoned Homes Can Reduce Gun Violence," Penn LDI, Nancy Stedman, February 22, 2023.
E C South, J M MacDonald, et al. 2022. "Effect of Abandoned Housing Interventions on Gun Violence, Perceptions of Safety, and Substance Use in Black Neighborhoods," JAMA Internal Medicine.
From street lights to heat waves, John M. MacDonald (PSC Research Associate) shares his research about the impact of physical environments on crime in the OMNIA article, "Crime and the Scientific Method".
John M. MacDonald (PSC Research Associate) was featured in Penn Today for new research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, which found that, compared to children with municipal water, those relying on private wells in the U.S. had a 21% higher risk of being reported for any delinquency and a 38% increased risk of being reported for serious
delinquency after age 14.
Penny and Robert A. Fox Faculty Director of the Fels Institute
Professor of Criminology
Professor of Sociology
Ph.D., Criminology, University of Maryland, 1999