Law professor Harcourt challenges popular policing method, gun violence interventions
Bernard Harcourt, Professor in the Law School, does not believe in simplistic formulas to ıfixı the problem of crime. He does believe broader questions and more in-depth discussions about gun violence, punishment and criminal justice are critical to stabilizing the lives of American citizens and the neighborhoods where they live.
Harcourt draws on criminal law and procedure, police and punishment practices, political and social theory, and criminology to seek answers and solutions to crime. He has challenged the validity of an accepted policing method called ıbroken windowsı and has found that public policy interventions used to decrease youth gun violence have had troublesome repercussions.