Chicago Tribune: Lead and crime

Submitted by Caroline J. Hanna
The research of Amherst faculty member Jessica Wolpaw Reyes ’94—which found a link between the nation’s phase-out of leaded gasoline and a decrease in crime rates from 1992 to 2002—was noted in an editorial that urged the Illinois legislature to pass an upcoming bill. Reyes and her work were also mentioned in a subsequent piece t

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act Report

As required by law, Amherst College has prepared a compliance document that contains the required information about campus security policy and certain campus crime statistics.  In addition, the report includes information about fire safety, fire detection/suppression systems, and statistics of damage, injury, and death caused by fire. 

Bernard Harcourt To Speak at Amherst College on “Miscarriages of Justice” April 16

April 6, 2007Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—Bernard E. Harcourt, the Julius Kreeger Professor of Law and Criminology and the director of the Center for Studies in Criminal Justice at the University of Chicago, will give a talk titled “Flipping a Coin, Throwing the Dice: Miscarriages of Justice and the Sentencing Lottery” at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 16, in the Babbott Room in the Octagon at Amherst College. Sponsored by the Croxton Lectureship, Harcourt’s talk will be free and open to the public.