David Kennedy

Director, Center for Crime Prevention and Control, John Jay College of Criminal Justice; Co-Chair, National Network for Safe Communities

David Kennedy is director of the Center for Crime Prevention and Control at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He directed the Boston Gun Project, whose “Operation Ceasefire” reduced youth homicide victimization by more than 60 percent. His work, which includes helping develop several community safety programs, has won two Ford Foundation Innovations in Government awards, two Webber Seavey Awards, and the Herman Goldstein International Award for Problem-Oriented Policing. Kennedy is co-chair of the National Network for Safe Communities, author of Deterrence and Crime Prevention and Don’t Shoot, One Man, a Street Fellowship, and the End of Violence in Inner-City America, and co-author of Beyond 911

Videos/Audio of David Kennedy

From the Greek, “rule of the people,” “democracy” is a form of government wherein all the citizens of a nation... See more
Wrapping up the 2012 Festival, from women's heart health to resisting the urge to over acheive to storing wind energy... See more
The History and Future of America's Armed Forces. Featuring Speaker, David Kennedy. See more
Immigration is part of the DNA of our country. But it is also a hot-button topic; migration from countries with rapid... See more
John McCain identifies strongly with maverick and war hero Theodore Roosevelt. Democrats like TR, too. This panel... See more