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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
The Baruch School of Public Affairs, The Lillie and Nathan Ackerman Lecture Series on Equality and Justice, and the Engelman family presents: Indignities of Order Maintenance Policing.

A November is CUNYMonth Event -- OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Guest Speaker: Jeffrey Fagan, Ph.D, Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law and Professor of Epidemiology at Columbia University. New York State Attorney General’s lead investigator of the NYPD’s policy on Stop, Question, and Frisk.

In her 198-page ruling, U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin wrote that she found Fagan to be a more reliable witness than the city experts defending the practice. “Dr. Fagan has a deeper understanding of the practical, real-world meaning and implications of the statistical analyses in this case.”

The turn to order maintenance in the theory and practice of policing in Western countries has substantially expanded state authority and changed the scope and nature of everyday police-citizen contact. A new body of research shows that proactive police interactions with citizens, especially minority citizens, are hostile and aggressive tinged with violence and homophobia. These incursions on liberty violate both law and basic notions of human dignity. This lecture traces how this “street policing” produces psychological harms that undermine the legitimacy of the law and distance citizens from their essential role in the co-production of security.

Jeffrey Fagan is a Senior Scholar at Yale Law School, and a 2013 Visiting Professor at Yale Law School and is a Fellow of the American Society of Criminology. He was a Fellow of the Straus Institute for the Advanced Study of Law and Justice at the New York University Law School, served on the Committee on Law and Justice of the National Academy of Science, the MacArthur Foundation's Research Network on Adolescent Development and Juvenile Justice, and the National Science Foundation’s National Consortium on Violence Research. And from 2002-2005, he was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Fellow.

WHERE: Mason Hall at Baruch College, 17 Lexington Ave. (Corner of 23rd and Lex.) 

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