Department of Sociology

APD to Implement Solutions Based on Project Rundberg in 2014

Mon, March 25, 2013

The Austin Police Department will begin working next year with Dr. David Kirk's team to implement research-based solutions to reduce crime rate in the city's Rundberg area.

Kirk’s team will survey residents, map the area's hot spots and identify high-volume offenders, in addition to studying what services are available for ex-convicts who have clustered in Austin's historically high-crime area. Kirk will weigh options such as a program to help ex-offenders find quality housing throughout the city, rather than simply concentrate in places like Rundberg where many landlords have no policy against renting to people with criminal records.

For the full story in the Austin American-Statesman, click here.

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