Sierra-Arévalo Publishes on Gun Violence Reduction Strategy

Department News
April 19, 2016

Graduate student Michael Sierra-Arévalo recently published a paper analyzing a gun violence reduction program piloted in New Haven, CT. Co-authored with Professor Andrew V. Papachristos and postdoc Dr. Yanick Charette, the piece in Crime & Delinquency examines the first phase of Project Longevity, a statewide strategy launched in 2012. The program has received nationwide attention and was even referenced by President Barack Obama during a speech on criminal justice last year. Sierra-Arevalo and his co-authors say that their findings “bolster research confirming the efficacy of focused deterrence approaches to reducing gun violence.”