Project: Natural Experiments on the Relationships Among Drug Legalization, Crime, Violence, and Political Mobilization

Natural Experiments on the Relationships Among Drug Legalization, Crime, Violence, and Political Mobilization

This project studies law, police activity, and citizen reaction through studies of two particular situations – the killing of a suspect by police and the resulting public protests; and the effects of marijuana legalization upon the occurrence of crime in neighboring regions. Both studies involve the collection and coding of large amounts of publicly-available police records from each location.

Investigators

Christopher Fariss

Funders

The Charles Koch Foundation

Funding Period

2017-2019

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