Common Ground: Crime, Drugs, Racism and Reconciliation

A session at SXSW Interactive 2011

Saturday 12th March, 2011

3:30pm to 4:30pm (CST)

David M. Kennedy is the Director of the Center for Crime Prevention and Control at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City.

He is the author of Deterrence and Crime Prevention: Reconsidering the Prospect of Sanction; co-author of Beyond 911: A New Era for Policing, and a wide range of articles on gang violence, drug markets, domestic violence, firearms trafficking, deterrence theory, and other public safety issues. He directed the Boston Gun Project, whose “Operation Ceasefire” intervention was responsible for a more than sixty percent reduction in youth homicide victimization. It won the Ford Foundation Innovations in Government award; the Herman Goldstein International Award for Problem Oriented Policing; and the International Association of Chiefs of Police Webber Seavey Award.

Kennedy also developed the “High Point” drug market elimination strategy, which won an Innovations in Government Award. He helped design and field the Justice Department’s Strategic Approaches to Community Safety Initiative, the Treasury Department’s Youth Crime Gun Interdiction Initiative, and the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Drug Market Intervention Program.

He is the co-chair of the National Network for Safe Communities, a coalition of more than 50 jurisdictions – among them Los Angeles, Chicago, Milwaukee, Cincinnati, Boston, Providence, High Point, Newark, and the states of California and North Carolina – dedicated to applying the group violence and drug market interventions and reducing crime, reducing incarceration, and addressing the racial conflict associated with traditional crime policy. His next book, Don’t Shoot, will be published by Bloomsbury in the fall of 2011.

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Time 3:30pm4:30pm CST

Date Sat 12th March 2011


Room 10AB, Austin Convention Center

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