Neighborhood Crime

by Noah Adams
All Things Considered
May 11, 2000

Noah [Adams] talks with Jeffrey Butts, a juvenile crime specialist at the Urban Institute about ways to combat the cycles of crime and violence found in places like the public housing neighborhoods in Baltimore. Butts says one approach is to focus on place rather than person. He also describes alternative methods of dealing with juvenile offenders, including restorative justice programs. Finally, he and Noah talk about the role that concerned citizens — like Ms. Sylvia Holland of Baltimore — play in keeping their communities safe.