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Penn IUR is affiliated with more than 200 experts in the field of urbanism. Its Faculty Fellows program identifies faculty at the University of Pennsylvania with a demonstrated interest in urban research; the Penn IUR Scholars program identifies urban scholars outside of Penn; and the Penn IUR Fellows program identifies expert urban practitioners. Together, these programs foster a community of scholars and encourage cross-disciplinary collaboration.

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Penn IUR Scholar

Jordan Hyatt

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Senior Research Associate, Jerry Lee Center of Criminology; Lecturer, Department of Criminology, School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania

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    About

    Jordan Hyatt is Senior Research Associate of the Jerry Lee Center of Criminology and a Lecturer in the Department of Criminology in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania. Previously, he served as a Public Interest Scholar at Villanova University School of Law. His recent research is focused on the integration of offender risk-assessment into sentencing decisions as well as the impact of cognitive behavioral therapy and social networks on high-risk probationers. He also currently works with the Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing, the First Judicial District Reform Commission, and the Pennsylvania Innocence Project.

     

    Selected Publications

    Hyatt, J.M., L. Ragusa, & M. Ostermann. 2015. How Different Operationalizations of Recidivism Impact Conclusions of Effectiveness of Parole Supervision. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency.

    Hyatt, J.M., & R.A. Berk. 2015. Machine Learning Forecasts of Risk in Criminal Justice Settings. Federal Sentencing Reporter.

    Hyatt, J. M., & G.C. Barnes. 2014. A Randomized Evaluation of the Impact of Intensive Supervision on the Recidivism of High-Risk Probationers. Crime and Delinquency.

    Barnes, G. C., Hyatt, J. M., Ahlman, L. C., & Kent, D. T. 2012. The Long Term Effects of Low Intensity Supervision for Lower Risk Probationers: Updated Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Criminal Justice, 35(2): 200-220.

    Hyatt, J. M., Chanenson, S. L., & Bergstrom, M. H. 2011. Reform in Motion: The Promise and Perils of Incorporating Risk Assessments and Cost-Benefit Analysis into Pennsylvania Sentencing. Duquesne Law Review, 49(4): 707-749.

    Barnes, G. C., & Hyatt, J. M. 2011. “Randomized Experiments and the Advancement of Criminological Theory.” In J. MacDonald (Ed.), Advances in Criminological Theory, Transaction Publishers: New Brunswick, NJ (Vol. 17).

     

    Penn IUR Scholar

    Jens Ludwig

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    McCormick Foundation Professor of Social Service Administration, Law, and Public Policy, University of Chicago

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      About

      Jens Ludwig is the McCormick Foundations Professor of Social Administration, Law, and Public Policy in the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago. He also serves as Director of the University of Chicago Crime Lab and Co-Director of the University of Chicago Urban Education Lab. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and Co-Director of the NBER’s working group on the economics of crime. His primary research focuses on social policy in the areas of urban poverty, crime and education. Ludwig was the Project Director for a final assessment of the Moving to Opportunity for Fair Housing Demonstration Program, which provided low-income public housing families vouchers to relocate to private-market housing in less disadvantaged neighborhoods. He partners with policymakers nationwide through the Crime Lab to carry out large scale policy experiments to identify preventive measures of crime and violence. Ludwig has written extensively on gun-violence prevention as well as early childhood interventions and how social conditions affect children’s schooling outcomes.

       

      Selected Publications

      Ludwig, Jens and Deborah A. Phillips. 2008. The Long-Term Effects of Head Start on Low-Income Children. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 40: 1-12.

      Ludwig, Jens and Philip J. Cook, eds. 2003. Evaluating Gun Policy. Washington, DC: Brookings Press. 

      Cook, Philip J. and Jens Ludwig. 2000. Gun Violence: The Real Costs. New York: Oxford University Press.

       

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