Shifting Ideas of Crime, and Where Resilience May Point to Solutions
From the protests over officer-involved shootings in Ferguson, Missouri, to the explosion of gang violence that has pushed people to migrate from Central America, it is clear that issues of crime–and how society thinks about the causes and remedies of crime–will continue to be important and contentious issues for the foreseeable future. Drawing upon several bodies of research both old and new, this talk will discuss different popular ideas of why particular places suffer from crime, how those ideas imply certain policy actions, and what we know about how responses both crime and responses to crime can affect communities.
This lecture is part of the Spring 2019 "Contemporary Issues in Security and Resilience Studies" Speaker Series.
Tuesday, April 16 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm
1135 Tremont Street
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