Community policing to be subject of lecture series, October 26

“Community Policing: Building Trust, Reducing Violence” will be the topic addressed by experts during the Arthur L. Johnson Urban Perspectives Lecture Series at Wayne State University, Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium from noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 26.

Increasing tension in the interactions between U.S. police departments and their communities are indicators that the relationships between police and those they serve – particularly those in minority communities – are in serious disrepair.

Featured speakers include:

—Carl S. Taylor, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Sociology, senior fellow in university outreach and engagement, and extension specialist at Michigan State University, has extensive experience in field research aimed at the reduction of violence involving American youth. 

—Through his work with the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan, Mark Fancher has addressed racial discrimination against public school students of color, racial profiling, attacks on the democratic rights of communities of color and abusive police practices. He has lectured across the country and written extensively on issues such as the U.S. military presence in Africa, political
repression in the United States, and the land and resource rights of traditional indigenous communities.

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