Safe Oakland is an initiative spearheaded by councilmember Libby Schaaf to address the current surge in violence and increase public safety in the City of Oakand. Safe Oakland has started a speaker series which invites upper level police authories and academic to discuss crime specific to Oakland and share solutions.
Safe Oakland official website: http://www.safeoakland.com/
Safe Oakland Speaker Series
Holy Names University
Valley Center for the Performing Arts - Feb. 1oth.
Oakland Police Dept, Consultant Robert Wasserman, City of Oakland.
3500 Mountain Blvd, Oakland, CA 94619
Hear from leading criminal justice scholars and practitioners about the most effective approaches to reducing crime. Engage in lively dialogue about what Oakland is doing -- and should be doing -- to make our community safer.
Notes: From Feb. 10th Meeting: http://oaklandwiki.org/Feb_10_2013_Safe_Oakland_Speaker_Series%3A_Robert_Wasserman
Justin McCrary: ECONOMICS OF SAFETY & POLICE
Wednesday, April 24th, 7 – 9pm
U.C. Berkeley Law Professor Justin McCrary shares findings from his recent study “The Effect of Police on Crime: New Evidence from U.S. Cities,
1960-2010,” including a cost-analysis of policing.
John J. Donohue III: DO LAWS MATTER?
Wednesday, May 1st, 7 – 9pm
Stanford Law Professor and renowned empirical researcher John J. Donohue III discusses the data on how certain laws and policies are
succeeding (or failing) to control crime.
Andrew Papachristos: OAKLAND’S VIOLENT SOCIAL NETWORKS
Wednesday, May 8th, 7 – 9pm
Yale Sociology Professor Andrew Papachristos shares his analysis of Oakland’s street gangs, the nature of interpersonal violence, and its use in
Oakland’s Ceasefire strategy.
Kevin Grant, Zac Carey & Kyndra Simmons: STREET WISDOM
Wednesday, May 22nd, 7 – 9pm
Oakland Street Outreach Manager & California Peace Prize recipient Kevin Grant; Soldiers Against Violence Everywhere Founder Pastor Zac Carey; and Caught in the Crossfire First Responder Kyndra Simmons share firsthand knowledge of violence from their outreach work on Oakland’s toughest streets.
Gerald Chaleff: CAN CONSTITUTIONAL POLICING MAKE SAFER STREETS?
Wednesday, June 19th, 7 – 9pm
LAPD Special Assistant for Constitutional Policing Gerald Chaleff explains why constitutional policing matters and how it helped, not hindered, reducing crime in tough cities like LA.
Mark Kleiman: CRIME & PUNISHMENT: HOW TO HAVE LESS OF BOTH
Wednesday, June 26th, 7 – 9pm
UCLA public policy professor Mark Kleiman discusses how clear rules and credible sanctions could control crime without crowding the prisons.