Exploring the connection between public housing demolition and rising crime rates

Monday, June 30, 2008

An article in Atlantic Monthly magazine has kicked off a firestorm of controversy. Author Hanna Rosin ties the demolition of public housing projects to a rise in crime in the city of Memphis. Rosin’s critics say she uses circumstantial evidence to unfairly implicate former residents of public housing.
Guests: Hanna Rosin, author of "American Murder Mystery" in the July/August 2008 Atlantic Monthly, and Xavier de Souza Briggs, Associate Professor of Sociology and Urban Planning at MIT.

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