Monday, November 11, 2013

Data from Dr. Chamard's presentation on education and crime noted in Frontiersman op-ed piece

Information from the recent presentation by Dr. Sharon Chamard, Justice faculty, and Sgt. Derek Hsieh, Anchorage Police Department, to the Partnership for Public Education on the relationship between education and crime was noted in an op-ed piece in the Frontiersman:

"Better behind desks than bars," (op-ed piece) by Heather Resz, Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman 24 October 2013

For their presentation, Dr. Chamard and Sgt. Hsieh drew on data from studies by education researchers and organizations, including "Saving Futures, Saving Dollars: The Impact of Education on Crime Reduction and Earnings" (2013) by the Alliance for Excellent Education, and a study by Lance Lochner and Enrico Moretti, "The Effect of Education on Crime: Evidence from Prison Inmates, Arrests, and Self-Reports" (2004) which appeared in the American Economic Review.

For additional information on crime and education, see "K-12 Education Spending and Student Outcomes: A Review of the Evidence" (2012) from the Washington Institute for Public Policy.