Thomas Abt on How to End Urban Violence
From the New Books Network's Book of the Day Podcast
How do we promote peace in the streets? In his new book Bleeding Out (Basic Books, 2019), Thomas Abt proposes a bold new solution. This episode covers an array of topics, including the estimated $10-million cost to society per homicide and strategies involving people, places, and behavior that can most effectively combat urban violence.
Thomas Abt is a senior fellow at the Council on Criminal Justice. Previously, he served as a policymaker in Barack Obama’s Justice Department and worked for New York governor Andrew Cuomo, overseeing all criminal justice and homeland security agencies in the state. Abt lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.