Chalk + Talk with Professor Gloria Laycock: What really makes crime go down?

This event was held as part of the SMF’s ESRC sponsored Chalk + Talk series with Gloria Laycock.

Gloria was a researcher in the Home Office for many years, leaving as Head of the Home Office Police Research Group for a fellowship in the USA, before coming to UCL as Director of the Jill Dando Institute of Security and Crime Science and running UCL’s Centre for Security & Crime Science.

You can listen to a recording of Professor Laycock’s session below, you can read our summary blog here, and you can download slides from the presentation here.

Gloria Laycock, Professor of Crime Science, University College London

Everyone has an opinion on how we should control crime – and most of the time it is far from evidence-based. We now know a great deal more about the facts of crime reduction than we think we do – but the facts seldom seem to penetrate crime policy or practice.