Gebo's research focuses on how diverse entities within communities collaborate to address crime and violence as well as how youth violence and juvenile justice is meted out. Overarching themes in Gebo's research involve a close scrutiny of policies and programs from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Gebo is particularly interested in how the most serious forms of violence, including gang violence, are approached. Gebo is a frequent collaborator and principal investigator on federal, state, and local projects aimed at reducing crime and violence.
Expands on applied work with interorganizational partnerships. Describes an experiment conducted with four cities in Massachusetts as a way to increase communication and coordination on gang and youth violence reduction initiatives.
Identifies ways in which our approach to gangs and gang violence could be better addressed by aligning public health and criminal justice approaches that are rooted in research.
Notes that there is a call from policymakers for communities to work collaboratively to ameliorate social problems; yet, collaborating is arguably one of the most difficult tasks of partnerships. Examines interorganizational crime reduction partnerships, identifying strengths and challenges.
Discusses how gang violence can be prevented for the World Health Organization audience. Identifies what is known on the topic from a cross-cultural perspective.
Shows via empirical investigation of gang versus non-gang youth in high schools that gang youth, in general, are significantly more likely to have been victimized and to be dealing with mental and physical health issues. Points to the need to address those aspects of youths' lives, rather than a sole focus on offending patterns.
Identifies the ways in which Massachusetts has tried to collaboratively reduce gang and youth violence, highlighting the work of various cities around the state.