This week, Need to Know traveled to Chicago to examine the epidemic of gun violence there. To further understand what’s causing the bloodshed, Jon Meacham sat down with Professor Harold Pollack of the University of Chicago. Pollack is the co-director of the university’s crime lab, which tests and evaluates pilot programs for reducing crime and violence.
According to a recent crime lab study, which Pollack coauthored, no Chicago youth is entirely safe from this problem today. And estimates indicate that one out of every five murdered Chicago school-aged youths was an innocent bystander.