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James Q. Wilson, Broken Windows and Los Angeles

Jun 4 @ 7:30 pm-9:00 pm

Zócalo Public Square and UCLA host a panel discussion featuring:Mark Peterson, Professor of Public Policy and Political Science, UCLA  Brad Sears, Executive Director of The Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation Law, UCLA Charlie Beck, Chief of Police, Los Angeles Police Department Angela Hawken, Associate Professor of Economics and Policy Analysis, Pepperdine University Moderated by  Mark Kleiman, Professor of Public Policy, UCLA The renowned social scientist James Q. Wilson (1931-2012), who taught at UCLA for a decade and lived in Los Angeles for more than 20 years, advanced ideas that still resonate in a broad range of social public policy debates. Among them was his theory of “broken windows,” which proposed that more serious criminal behavior could be minimized by preventing petty crimes and maintaining urban environments. Panelists will discuss how Wilson’s audacious ideas continue to affect the fabric of Los Angeles.


Jun 4
7:30 pm-9:00 pm
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TBA Public Affairs Building
337 Charles E Young Dr East
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States