The Brian Lehrer Show Edit this Published in The Brian Lehrer Show Why Is Crime Dropping? Listen 19 min Queue Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe width="600" height="130" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" src="//www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=json/138580"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend Frank Zimring, professor of law and criminal justice at UC-Berkeley and visiting fellow at NYU, explains why crime rates have continued to drop during the recession, defying conventional wisdom.