The Effect of Police Layoffs on Crime: A Natural Experiment Involving New Jersey’s Two Largest Cities

Piza, E. and Chillar, V. (2020) Justice Evaluation Journal. DOI: 10.1080/24751979.2020.1858697 Research BriefOpen Access Post PrintPublished ArticleData Key Takeaways The economic crisis of 2008 led both Newark and Jersey City officials to strongly consider police officer layoffs During fiscal year 2009, officials from both cities negotiated with their respective police unions on a revised contractContinue reading “The Effect of Police Layoffs on Crime: A Natural Experiment Involving New Jersey’s Two Largest Cities”

Risk Terrain Modeling: Seasonality and Predictive Validity

Szkola, J., Piza, E. and Drawve, G. (2021) Justice Quarterly, 38(2): 322-343 Published ArticleOpen Access Post Print Abstract: This study focuses on crimes involving firearms in Baltimore, Maryland to answer three research questions concerning the effect of seasonality: 1) Do changes in the seasons affect which spatial factors are significantly related to crime?; 2) DoesContinue reading “Risk Terrain Modeling: Seasonality and Predictive Validity”