Peter L. Scharf

LSU School of Public Health
Public Health and Justice Institute

LSU School of Public Health
Suite 310 Lions Blg
New Orleans, LA
70112
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I just moved across the street to LSU School of Public Health Department of Behavioral Health and am loving it. I am still involved in the recovery of New Orleans Criminal Justice through my work with the NOPD and the City of New Orleans. I have three current BJA grants dealing with correctional reentry of offenders. We have reports finished if anyone would like to review these efforts. *Statewide recidivism *Co-occurring disorders(II) *Statewide implementation I am teaching Ethics in Public Health, Violence in the Community and Extreme Environments in Spring, 2015. Come and visit!

Citation:
AFTER NEW TOWN: THE CRIME REPORT-January 24, 2013
Abstract: Arguing that “murder in the United States has two faces” — endemic urban crime and mass shootings like the attack in Newtown, CT — a paper presented on Jan. 22 to a gathering on Capitol Hill makes the case for comprehensive, evidenced-based strategies and programs to prevent gun violence. The paper, which was co-authored by criminologist Peter Scharf of Tulane University, was presented as part of a Youth Violence Prevention Summit in Washington, D.C. Its authors advocate for the passage of the Youth Prison Reduction through Opportunities, Mentoring, Intervention, Support and Education (PROMISE) Act, which is sponsored by Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA), the ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security. The paper argues that while the causes of mass shootings and endemic crime are different, the proposed Youth PROMISE Act addresses both forms of violence. It notes that cities such as Compton, CA, Richmond, VA and Washington, DC have experienced dramatic declines in murder rates since adopting policies similar to those in the Youth PROMISE Act. The Act, which would amend the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, calls for broad public health efforts that target violence, treat high-risk youth and prepare communities for the aftermath of gun violence incidents. Its passage is uncertain during a year of anticipated budget cutting in Congress.
URL: http://www.thecrimereport.org/news/inside-criminal-justice/2013-01-taking-aim-at-urban-violence-and-mass-shootings
Citation:
Gerkeen, Michael, Peter Scharf, Paul Wormelt, James Sehulster, Katie Kidder Crosbie, William Stone, Heidi Unter, and Maureen Afleck. 2008. Performance Measurement for Justice Information System Projects. Bureau of Justice Assistance.
Abstract: Guide to design of performance measures for justice information projects.
URL: http://goo.gl/ZE3ne
Citation:
Scharf, Peter. 2011. "The 'Mundane' Murders of Post-Katrina New Orleans." PBS.org.
Abstract: Overview of murder in NOLA since the storm-why the huge racial disparity?
URL: http://goo.gl/9wFQb
Citation:
P Scharf The Perlis of Police Reform, The Crime Report, October 6, 2012
Abstract: Paradoxes of Consent Decre process in New Orleans
URL: http://www.thecrimereport.org/
Citation:
Scharf, Peter. The Badge and the Bullet: Police Use of Deadly Force. Arnold Binder Greenwood Publishing.
Abstract: Overview of police uses of deadly force.

Substantive Focus:
Law and Policy PRIMARY
Health Policy
Social Policy SECONDARY

Theoretical Focus:
Agenda-Setting, Adoption, and Implementation SECONDARY
Policy Analysis and Evaluation PRIMARY

Keywords

POLICE USE OF FORCE PERFORMANCE MEASURES HOMICIDE MURDER CORRECTIONAL REENTRY