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Experts Advisory: As Economy Struggles, Crime will Grow, says UAlbany Expert

Contact(s):  Catherine Herman (518) 956-8150

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ALBANY, N.Y. (March 3, 2009) -- As the economy falls to it lowest and slowest levels in decades, UAlbany faculty expert Shawn Bushway can discuss the relationship between the nation's economic health and crime.
 
What impact will rising crime have on our lives? What types and how significant their growth will be are areas assistant professor Shawn Bushway addresses in his role as a researcher and faculty member at the University at Albany's acclaimed School of Criminal Justice.
 
Bushway is a criminologist with a background in public policy, economics and statistics. In his research, he considers policy relevance and identifiable causal relationships; recent research has focused on measuring desistance from crime and the factors driving desistance. He has also conducted research on the stigmatic impact of a criminal history record and on the efficacy of crime prevention programs based in the labor market.

Shawn Bushway is available for television and print interviews, guest commentary and expert analysis. For more information or queries, contact the University at Albany Office of Media Relations, (518) 956-8150.

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