Andrew V. Papachristos is a Professor of Sociology and Faculty Fellow at the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University. He is also the founding director of Corners: The Center for Engaged Research & Science.
He is a Chicago native and one of the world’s leading experts at applying network science to the study of crime, violence, policing, and urban neighborhoods. Papachristos has more than fifteen years of experience working in the area of engaged-research in Chicago having worked with community groups, state and local criminal justice agencies, schools, hospitals, city governments, and the federal government. Papachristos’ research and evaluation of Project Safe Neighborhoods, Chicago’s Group Violence Reduction Strategy, The Institute for Nonviolence Chicago, and CureViolence have been widely cited and recognized as models for engaged research and evaluation in the area of gun violence prevention and reduction programs.
Papachristos is also in the process of completing a manuscript on the evolution of black street gangs and politics in Chicago from the 1950s to the early 2000s. An author of more than 50 articles, Papachristos’ work has appeared in journals such as JAMA, The American Journal of Sociology, Criminology, and The American Journal of Public Health; publications such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, and The Chicago Tribune have also covered his work extensively. Papachristos has received numerous awards, including The National Science Foundation’s Early CAREER Award and the American Society of Criminology’s “Young Scholar” Award. Prior to arriving at Northwestern, Papachristos was a Professor of Sociology at Yale University and Founding Director of The Policy Lab. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Loyola University of Chicago and his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.
Procedural justice training reduces the use of force and complaints against officers
George Wood, Tom R Tyler, Andrew V Papachristos
Street Gangs, Gun Violence, and Focused Deterrence: Comparing Place-Based and Group-Based Evaluation Methods to Estimate Direct and Spillover Deterrent Effects.
Braga, Anthony A., Greg Zimmerman, Lisa Barao, Chelsea Farrell, Rod K Brunson, Andrew V Papachristos
The Great Decoupling: The Disconnection Between Criminal Offending and Experience of Arrest Across Two Cohorts.
Weaver, Vesla M., Andrew V. Papachristos, and Michael Zanger-Tishler.
Connected in Crime: The Enduring Effect of Neighborhood Networks on the Spatial Patterning of Violence.
Papachristos, Andrew V. Papachristos, and Sara Bastomski.
Explaining Chicago’s Crime Gap.
Papachristos, Andrew V., Brazil, Noli, and Tony Cheng.
Closer to Guns, Closer to Crime: The Role of Street Gangs in Facilitating Access to Illegal Guns.
Roberto, Elizabeth, Anthony A. Braga, and Andrew V. Papachristos
The Social Contagion of Gunshot Violence in Co-Offending Networks.
Green, Ben, Thibaut Horel, and Andrew V. Papachristos.
Network Approaches to Combatting Gang Violence.
Sierra-Arevalo, Michael, and Andrew V. Papachristos.
Evaluating the Effect of Project Longevity on Group-Involved Shootings and Homicides in New Haven, CT.
Sierra-Arevalo, Michael, Yanick Charette, and Andrew V. Papachristos.
The Network Dynamics of Co-Offending Careers.
Charette, Yanick, and Papachristos, Andrew V.
Neighborhood Networks, Structural Embeddedness, and Violent Crime in Chicago.
Bastomski, Sara, Noli Brazil, and Papachristos, Andrew V.
Project Safe Neighborhoods in Chicago: The First Ten Years.
Grunwald, Ben, and Andrew V. Papachristos.