Apr 16 • 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Shifting Ideas of Crime, and Where Resilience May Point to Solutions
A “Contemporary Issues in Security and Resilience Studies” Speaker Series Event
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.
Featuring: Ben Struhl, Executive Director of the Center on Crime and Community Resilience, Northeastern University
Sponsored By: Presented by Northeastern University’s Center for International Affairs and World Cultures, the Northeastern Humanities Center, & the Department of Political Science