Laurel Hill

Laurel Hill was an intern at the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority in the Center for Justice Research and Evaluation in the fall of 2017. She completed the internship as a student at Loyola University Chicago.

Laurel Hill is Authority Research Intern.


Focused Deterrence: A Policing Strategy to Combat Gun Violence
June 22, 2018 | Article | Law Enforcement
Gun violence continues to be a major criminal justice and public health issue. This article provides an overview of one strategy to reduce gun violence—focused deterrence. The strategy has been employed in many major U.S. cities, including in Illinois in Chicago, Peoria, and Rockford. Overall research on focused deterrence strategies has found statistically significant reductions in violent crime.
By Jessica Reichert, Vernon Smith, Sharyn Adams, Lily Gleicher, Laurel Hill, And Justin Escamilla