Defeating harmful narratives: Setting the record straight about crime and sharing solutions for community safety

July 27, 2022

Communities across the country are combating reactionary policy proposals aimed at increasing youth incarceration. These proposals are based on misleading rhetoric that frames crime as being “out of control,” without clearly articulating what the data really show.

On June 14, 2022, Columbia Justice Lab hosted a webinar exploring the facts about recent trends in crime and how communities are creating safety without relying on harmful carceral responses. The webinar contextualized recent trends and offered history, data, and real-world insights to counter regressive narratives.

Read an overview of the webinar and find related resources here

Watch a full recording of the event below



Below are a number of resources mentioned during the panel and/or shared by the panelists.