Reading List

Crime / Gun Violence

Crime in 2015: A Preliminary Analysis
An analysis of 2015 crime trends in the nation's 30 largest cities shows that reports of rising crime across the country are not supported by the available data
Brennan Center for Justice Republic at NYU School of Law, Matthew Friedman, Nicole Fortier, and James Cullen
November 18, 2015

Final 2015 Crime Stats: Claims of Rising Crime Overblown, Evidence Shows
Brennan Center for Justice Republic at NYU School of Law
December 28, 2015 

Beyond Gun Control
How the Gun Control Debate Ignores Black Lives
Why no one in Washington—not even President Obama—will embrace a program that could actually reduce gun violence

New Republic, Lois Becket, ProPublic
November 24, 2015

Elevated Rate of Urban Firearm Violence and Opportunities for Prevention -- Wilmington, Delaware
Division of Violence Prevention National Center for Injury Prevention and Control Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
November 3, 2015

Don’t Shoot
One Man, A Street, A Fellowship and the End of Violence in Inner-City America
David M. Kennedy
Washington Post Article


Mass Shootings

Inside the Race to Stop the Next Mass Shooter
Mother Jones, Mark Follman
December 2015

No, There Has Not Been a Mass Shooting Every Day This Year
This inflated stat all over the media isn't just misleading—it's stirring undue fear.
The Atlantic, Jeffrey Goldberg
December 2012

How the Media Inspires Mass Shooters
And what it can do to prevent copycat attacks
Mother Jones, Mark Follman
October 6, 2015

The Case for More Guns (and more Gun Control)
How do we reduce gun crime and Aurora-style mass shootings when Americans already own nearly 300 million firearms? Maybe by allowing more people to carry them.
Mother Jones, Mark Follman
October 6, 2015