University Calendar Event Details
Lecture: David Kennedy, John Jay College of Criminal Justice - "Don't Shoot: Violence, Prison, Race and Common Ground"
- Thu, October 18, 2012 @ 08:00 PM
- Reighard Multipurpose Room, Student Memorial Center
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- This event is free and open to the public.
Description: On October 18, David M. Kennedy, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, the City University of New York, will discuss why a focused deterrence strategy can reduce inner city violent crime and the importance of addressing racial issues embedded in the traditional approaches to violent and drug related crime in a lecture, entitled ?Don't Shoot: Violence, Prison, Race and Common Ground.? This event will be held at 8 p.m. in Reighard Multipurpose Room, Student Memorial Center (note: new time, new location).
About the Speaker: Kennedy directed the Boston Gun Project, whose "Operation Ceasefire" intervention brought about a substantial reduction in youth homicide victimization. Kennedy is the director of the Center for Crime Prevention and Control at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City and the co-chair of the National Network for Safe Communities, an alliance of more than 50 jurisdictions dedicated to reducing crime, reducing incarceration and addressing the racial conflict associated with traditional crime policy. He is the author of Deterrence and Crime Prevention: Reconsidering the Prospect of Sanction and co-author of Beyond 911: A New Era for Policing and Don't Shoot, One Man, a Street Fellowship, and the End of Violence in Inner-City America.
Ticket Information: This event is free and open to the public.