On December 14, 2015 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM (Eastern), the Smart Policing Initiative (SPI) will present the webinar "Criminology 102: Busted Myths in Criminology". This webinar will be presented by Dr. Scott Decker, SPI Subject Matter Expert and Foundation Professor at the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University. The past two decades of research have challenged many conventional assumptions about crime and criminal justice. These include such things as “nothing works”, that crime is going up, that simply providing more resources affects crime and that prevention doesn’t work. These assumptions are largely based on old or public misconceptions about criminal justice. Addressing these myths is important because progress can be made against crime by using current research and data about crime problems and criminal justice responses. The webinar will identify ten of these “myths” and discuss the evidence that suggests that indeed these are myths. Most importantly, the webinar will examine how the research evidence can lead to data-driven solutions.