Mark Obbie

Mark Obbie

Mark Obbie is a freelance criminal-justice journalist who writes about violence prevention, policing, and crime-victim policy. His work has been published by Slate, The Trace, Pacific Standard, The New York Times, and Politico Magazine.

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The Troubling Limits of the ‘Great Crime Decline’

The fall of urban violence since the 1990s was a public health breakthrough, as NYU sociologist Patrick Sharkey says in his book Uneasy Peace. But we must go further.