Reducing Violence in the United States: A New Agenda

12 Pages Posted: 19 Oct 2020

Date Written: August 20, 2020


A new policy agenda to reduce violence in the U.S. is suggested to improve the quality of life and to re-imagine the front door of criminal justice system. Hyperlinked text and references to sources of information and reality examples are provided so that this paper can be used as a teaching and policy tool as well as a guide for future research. To decrease violence in the U.S. requires a drastic reconfiguration of policies that involve the underlying frameworks in which criminal activity takes place. The focus here is on ten strategies.

Keywords: crime, violence, criminal justice system, urban policy, regulation

JEL Classification: B55, E26, J24, L51

Suggested Citation

Balkin, Steven, Reducing Violence in the United States: A New Agenda (August 20, 2020). Available at SSRN: or

Steven Balkin (Contact Author)

Roosevelt University ( email )

Chicago, IL 60605
United States

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