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UIC: Alumnus Analyzes Gun Violence Prevention on “Chicago Tonight”

Dr. Franklin Cosey-Gay, who earned a doctorate in community health sciences  in 2019 from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) School of Public Health, was featured on WTTW 11’s Chicago Tonight analyzing data-driven approaches to violence prevention in Chicago.

“We look at administrative data, we look at census data, city crime data, we also interview our residents in the community,” Dr. Cosey-Gay said. “We’re interested in what residents think when it comes to protection at the neighborhood level, what ideas do they have about the community, and what ways can communities come together to use informal social control.  How can they enforce the things they want in their community without inviting in outsiders like police?”

Watch the video.

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