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Healthcare Access

Early Effects of the Affordable Care Act on Health Care Access, Risky Health Behaviors, and Self-Assessed Health

Health Insurance Trends and Access to Behavioral Healthcare Among Justice-Involved Individuals—United States, 2008–2014

Public Spaces

Citywide cluster randomized trial to restore blighted vacant land and its effects on violence, crime, and fear


Homelessness, Mental Illness, and Criminal Activity: Examining Patterns Over Time

Criminal Interventions with Homelessness: Risk Factors for Incarceration among the Service Seeking Homeless in San Diego


Rethinking the Benefits of Youth Employment Programs: The Heterogeneous Effects of Summer Jobs

Unemployment and Crime: Is There a Connection?

Community Engagement 

Citizen Involvement in Crime Prevention 

Community and the Crime Decline: The Causal Effect of Local Nonprofits on Violent Crime


Arts and Culture

Raising our quality of life: The importance of investment in arts and culture

Exploring the Ways Arts and Culture Intersect with Public Safety

Substance Use Treatment 

The Effectiveness of Drug Abuse Treatment: A Meta-Analysis of Comparison Group Studies

Engagement with opioid maintenance treatment and reductions in crime: a longitudinal national cohort study

Estimating the Crime Reduction Benefits of Drug Treatment and Recovery



Neighborhood Interventions to Reduce Violence

When Early Crime Prevention Goes to Scale: A New Look at the Evidence

What Works in Crime Prevention and Rehabilitation

Social Disadvantage, Crime and Punishment

Public Health and Safety: The Social Determinants of Health and Criminal Behavior

Community and the Crime Decline: The Causal Effect of Local Nonprofits on Violent Crime

*Residential crimes and neighbourhood built environment: Assessing the effectiveness of crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED)


*CPTED seems to be the prevailing theoretical framework for using a public health/upstream approach to addressing crime reduction, i.e thinking through the built, social and physical environments as areas to focus on investment to reduce crimes

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