Articles by Lawrence Sherman

09/12/11 1:21am

Lawrence Sherman | Crime or war? Words have consequences

Cambridge University criminology professor Lawrence Sherman argues that if we had defined the 9/11 attacks as a crime, the world would be very different today.
12/11/07 5:00am

Lawrence Sherman | Philadelphia's journey in the fight against crime

While this has not been a good year for crime in Philadelphia, better days may be coming soon. The election of Penn graduate Michael Nutter as our next Mayor, and Nutter's appointment of former Washington, DC police chief Charles Ramsey as the next police commissioner holds the promise of a far more systematic effort to fight crime than our city has ever seen.
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