Public Meeting Registry

Major Unit: Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Subunit: Committee on Law and Justice
Project Unit: Roundtable on Crime Trends
Meeting Name: Roundtable on Crime Trends Meeting #2
Meeting Start: 12/3/2013Meeting End:12/4/2013
Location: National Academy of Sciences building (NAS 125)
Comment: The second meeting will explore the implications of individual-level research on criminal propensity for understanding larger crime trends. The lead-crime hypothesis will be used as a “case study” to help think about ways of bridging the gap between research on individual differences in criminal propensity and changes in aggregate crime rates. The discussions during the meeting are expected to set the stage for one or more published papers on this topic.


For more information, Please contact:
Contact: Barbara Boyd
Contact Affiliation: Roundtable on Crime Trends
Phone: 202-334-3730


Preliminary meeting agenda:
DAY 1 – Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - OPEN SESSION

9:00 – 9:20 a.m.
Welcome and Introductions
--Richard Rosenfeld (Chair), University of Missouri – St. Louis

9:20 – 10:50 a.m.
Individual Differences in Antisocial Behavior, Delinquency, and Crime: Implications for Explaining Crime Trends

Presenter: David Farrington, University of Cambridge (by Skype/videoconference)

Discussant: Janet Lauritsen, University of Missouri – St. Louis

10:50 – 11:00 a.m.

11:00 – 12:30 p.m.
The Relationship between Childhood Lead Exposure and Crime Trends

Presenter: Jessica Wolpaw Reyes, Amherst College

Discussant: Eric Baumer, Florida State University

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Individual Differences in Anti-Social Behavior: Evidence from the Pittsburgh Youth Study

Presenter: Rolf Loeber, University of Pittsburgh

Discussant: Maxine Hayes, Washington State Department of Health

3:00 – 3:15 p.m.

3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
General Discussion: The Relationship between Individual-Level Differences in Criminal Propensity and Aggregate Crime Trends

4:15 – 5:00 p.m.
General Discussion: Promising Avenues for Future Research and Data Collection

5:00 pm