violent crime

Social Influence as Crime Stopper

Feb 27, 2015

A couple of years ago, law enforcement in Baton Rouge decided to try a different approach to tackling violent crime.

The Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination Project — or BRAVE — is premised by the idea that social influence can be a driver for amplifying or suppressing criminal behavior. That’s how Tracey Rizzuto — psychologist, researcher, and associate professor at LSU — got drawn into it.

She’s aiding the BRAVE project with social network analysis. And she’s going to be talking about her work tomorrow at TEDxLSU.

MSNBC commentator Chris Matthews talks about his new book on the life and legacy of John F. Kennedy

Metro Councilman Joel Boe and Jim will discuss violence and crime in Baton Rouge

Audio should be online by 11 am on Wednesday, December 19