NYC
2018
Event Type: 
Panel
Room: 
1.87
Timeslot: 
Session 1: Saturday, June 2nd: 10:00 - 11:50am
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Description: 
We will discuss the problems inherent in gang suppression policing tactics such as gang databases, conspiracy charges, and focused deterrence. We also discuss alternatives to criminalizing youth such as CURE Violence initiatives and community empowerment.

Participants

Alex S. Vitale is Professor of Sociology at Brooklyn College and coordinator of the Policing and Social Justice Project there. He has spent the last 25 years writing about policing and consults both police departments and human rights organizations internationally. He is also a frequent essayist,... Read more
David C. Brotherton is Professor of Sociology, Urban Education and Criminal Justice at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Graduate Center, City University of New York and Director of the Center for Social Change and Transgressive Studies. Dr. Brotherton’s research on gangs,... Read more