Dr. Lawrence Sherman Presentation: New Findings from the Milwaukee Domestic Violence Experiment
Event Date and Time:
Monday, March 3, 2014 - 4:00pm to 4:30pm
2165E LeFrak Hall
Results reveal that the arrest of intimate partners for misdemeanor violence has doubled the death rate among all 529 African-American victims of domestic violence.
Join Dr. Sherman as he discusses the significance of these findings for the future of evidence-based policing,
Lawrence W. Sherman is a professor of criminology at the University of Maryland and Director of the Police Executive Master’s Degree Program at Cambridge University, where he also directs the Jerry Lee Centre for Experimental Criminology. In the 1980s he led the first randomized trial of arrest for any offense, the Minneapolis Domestic Violence Experiment, and its more rigorous 1987-88 replication in Milwaukee. He began his work in policing in 1971 as a crime analyst in the New York Police Department.