As gun violence in Chicago makes headlines across the country, a group of researchers, including Chicago Booth’s Anuj Shah, are finding success in some of Chicago’s most dangerous neighborhoods with a new approach to reducing crime and increasing school engagement among inner-city youth.

At-risk CPS students are learning how to slow down their thinking to achieve life-changing goals. In field experiments in Chicago, the slow-thinking approach reduced violent-crime arrests by up to 44 percent.

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