In NPR's Hidden Brain podcast, Chris Blattman and Sara Heller explain what evidence can tell us about a more holistic response to crime reduction; by providing much-needed resources to those at risk of committing violence. Heller discusses her research on an experimental program aiming to reduce Chicago's murder rate by providing high-risk men with job training and therapy on de-escalating and avoiding violence. Blattman shares findings from an IPA study in Liberia that helped inform the Chicago program, evaluating the impacts of providing cognitive behavioral therapy and cash grants.
NPR Hidden Brain
September 20, 2022