The Trump administration is pressing ahead with building a wall along the nation’s southern border. President Trump often justifies the border wall by saying it will help deter crime.
But do border walls cut down on crime? Our research on the separation barrier erected by Israel in the West Bank suggests not.
Here’s how we did our research
In a recent paper, we studied whether the initial phase of wall construction in the West Bank, between 2000 and 2004, reduced vehicle thefts in Israel. During that period, the Israeli wall was partially constructed, much as is true for the U.S.… Seguir leyendo »