Jeffrey Butts, director of the Research and Evaluation Center at John Jay College, was interviewed on the WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show, and by the Associated Press, about the growing phenomenon of the “Knockout Game” – a street trend involving young people assaulting strangers by a knockout punch. Butts discusses the patterns behind this trend and how it’s being reported by the media.
To listen to the WNYC interview, click here.
For the New York Times article, click here.
For the Washington Post article click here.
View CBS This Morning segment here.
Butts’ work focuses on policies and programs for at-risk and disconnected youth, especially those involved with the justice system. Previously, he was a research fellow with Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, director of the Program on Youth Justice at the Urban Institute in Washington, DC, and senior research associate at the National Center for Juvenile Justice.