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University Chronicle: “Crime Prevention Research Center Announces Academic Advisory Board Members”

27 May , 2014  

The announcement of our new board of academic advisors has been put up by the University Chronicle:

The Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC), a research and education organization dedicated to conducting academic quality research on the relationship between gun ownership, crime, and public safety, today announced the members of its Academic Advisory Board.

The members of the Academic Advisory Board include prominent academics from the University of Chicago Law School, University of Pennsylvania, Harvard University Law School, UCLA and many other revered academic institutions. The role of the advisory board will be to work with the CPRC on issues, suggest research, and provide critiques on research the CPRC plans to publish.

“The board members are among the top researchers in the area of crime and related areas, and their expertise will be of paramount importance to the Crime Prevention Research Center,” said Dr. John Lott Jr., President of the CPRC. “Pairing their knowledge with our detailed research efforts will help the Crime Prevention Research continue to produce information that prevents crime and keep Americans safe. We are honored to have each of these prestigious academics on our board.”

The CPRC is the only organization of its kind that works to provide honest, accurate academic quality analysis of the relationship between laws regulating the ownership or use of guns, crime, and public safety.

“It is refreshing to be part of a crime prevention center comprised of and directed by serious scholars,” said Joyce Lee Malcolm, Patrick Henry Professor of Constitutional Law and the Second Amendment at George Mason University Law School and Academic Advisory Board member. “This work is badly needed to correct the misinformation circulated with a political slant for a political agenda.”

“Dispassionate, careful empirical work is key to disentangling any social science problem, and it is the key to understanding patterns of criminal behavior,” said J. Mark Ramseyer, Mitsubishi Professor of Japanese Legal Studies at Harvard University Law School and Academic Advisory Board member. “Time and again, Dr. Lott and the Crime Prevention Research Center have shown the willingness to undertake that careful work, no matter how politically unpopular it may be.” . . .

More information on the announcement is available here.

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