York launches new tactic to fight crime with the help of researchers from York College

Police and prosecutors are teaming up with York College of Pennsylvania to fight violence with science.

A new grant is helping to fund research into crime in York.

York College of Pennsylvania plans to collect and analyze data to give investigators and prosecutors real-time, action-based strategy modification recommendations. Researchers will then produce a final report to outline successful strategies to fight crime in the future.

"If the research comes back and says hey, this isn't working, that's good. Because, what it means is now we try something else," said David Sunday, York County District Attorney.

The grant will also fund a specialized group violence intervention prosecutor to handle cases from pre-charging through disposition and "defray York City police department's group violence intervention strategy contract and overtime costs."

The initiative is a collaboration between the York County District Attorney's Office, York City Police, York County Human Services Family Engagement Unit, and York College of Pennsylvania.

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