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Guns and Crime (CGIC)

Justice & Security Strategies, Inc. is a national leader in assisting police agencies in developing effective crime strategies and evaluating the impact of these strategies on crime. Below are some of the notable projects in which we are currently or have previously been involved.

 
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Baltimore Crime Gun Intelligence Center Evaluation

In 2021 JSS received funding from the Bureau of Justice Assistance to serve as the research partner for the Baltimore Police Department in evaluating their Crime Gun Intelligence Center. This center began operations in January, 2021. Check back to see any forthcoming reports about the progress of this project.

 
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Denver Crime Gun Intelligence Center Evaluation

Justice & Security Strategies, Inc. recently partnered with the Denver Police Department to conduct an evaluation of their Crime Gun Intelligence Center which began operations in 2013 and emerged as a model for CGICs across the country. As part of this evaluation, JSS also examined the effectiveness of the ShotSpotter acoustic gunshot detection system that was deployed across four (now five) locations around the city. Click on the links below to download reports and presentations that JSS has done under this project.

 

Uchida, C.D. et al. (2020). Focus on Gun Violence: An Evaluation of Denver's CGIC and RAVEN Programs. Los Angeles, CA: Justice & Security Strategies, Inc.

Swatt, M.L., Uchida, C.D., & Land, A.Q. (2020). The Effects of ShotSpotter on Gun-Crime in Denver: An Impact Evaluation. Los Angeles, CA: Justice & Security Strategies, Inc.

 
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LAPD Crime Gun Intelligence Center Evaluation

Justice & Security Strategies, Inc. recently partnered with the Los Angeles Police Department for a process and impact evaluation of their Crime Gun Intelligence Center. Click on the links below for more information on this collaboration.

 

Uchida, C.D., Anderson, K.A., & Quigley. (2019). Evaluating the Los Angeles Crime Gun Center. Final Report. Los Angeles, CA: Justice & Security Strategies, Inc.

 

LASER in Los Angeles

Justice & Security Strategies, Inc. partnered with the Los Angeles Police Department under the Bureau of Justice Assistance Smart Policing initiative to evaluation the impact of the Los Angeles' Strategic Extraction and Restoration (LASER) program. LASER was responsible for a dramatic reduction in gun crime in the Newton Division. Click on the links below to download information about this project.

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Accepted version. Uchida, C.D., & Swatt, M.L. (2013). Operation LASER and the effectiveness of hotspot patrol: A panel analysis. Police Quarterly 16(3), 287-304.

Uchida, C.D. et al. (2012). Los Angeles, California Smart Policing initiative: Reducing gun-related violence through Operation LASER. Smart Policing Initiative: Site Spotlight. Washington D.C.: Bureau of Justice Assistance.

Uchida, C.D. & Swatt, M.L. (2012). Smart policing in Los Angeles: Operation LASER. Presentation at the November meeting of the American Society of Criminology. Chicago, IL.

 
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DDACTS in York, ME

Justice & Security Strategies, Inc. partnered with the York Police Department to evaluate their Data-Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety (DDACTS) program under the Bureau of Justice Assistance Smart Policing initiative. Click on the link below for the final report from this project.

 

Uchida, C.D. et al. (2015). The York Smart Policing Initiative: Using a Data Driven Approach to Crime and Traffic Safety. Final report submitted to the Bureau of Justice Assistance. Los Angeles, CA: Justice & Security Strategies, Inc.