Nancy G. La Vigne

Nancy G. La Vigne is director of the Justice Policy Center at the Urban Institute, where she oversees spanning a wide array of crime, justice, and public safety topics.

5 Common-Sense Ideas to Combat Crime

Measures that have been empirically proven to effectively lower crime and reduce the costs associated with it.

How Surveillance Cameras and Civil Liberties Can Coexist

Technology will continue to enhance our ability to monitor public spaces. But cities should seize upon more surveillance cautiously.

4 Ideas for Fixing Stop and Frisk

Experts weigh in on how law enforcement should engage in and implement these tactics.