Mapping Research Project and Reducing Crime Through Collective Efficacy: Identifying Social Control and Social Cohesion in Miami Neighborhoods

Presentation by Craig Uchida, President, Justice & Security Strategies, Inc.
October 21, 2011

The Children's Trust   (Miami)

This presentation will examine neighborhoods, crime, and collective efficacy in Miami-Dade County, Florida. Funded by NIJ and the Children’s Trust of Miami-Dade County, researchers at Justice & Security Strategies conducted community surveys and systematic social observations to find determinants of communities and neighborhoods that lead to crime reduction. It will describe the use of mapping to select eight neighborhoods for community surveys and systematic social observations. Researchers will discuss findings from the surveys, including the levels of collective efficacy within and across neighborhoods.