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Elena Quintana, Ph.D., Executive Director, Adler School Institute on Public Safety and Social Justice
Huffington Post Blog by Dr. Quintana Rethinks 'Tough on Crime'
02.21.13

In her latest blog post for the Huffington Post Chicago, Elena Quintana, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Institute on Public Safety and Social Exclusion at the Adler School of Professional Psychology, writes in the wake of U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to Chicago, where the city is working to establish solutions to gun violence.

"This country has a vindictive obsession with the rhetoric of being 'tough on crime,'" Dr. Quintana writes. "But if we really want violence to stop, we are going about it in the wrong way." Sharing data and information, she says, is the key to how the city--and governments and agencies at all levels--can best identify those at highest risk of committing violence, and reallocate funding to efforts that prevent the risk of violence from becoming reality.

Click here to read "Rethinking 'Tough on Crime'."

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