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Reforming Police for Racial Equality: Lessons from the Civil Rights Era

Thursday, April 27 at 12:30pm to 1:45pm

William W. Knight Law Center, 110
1515 Agate Street, Eugene, OR 97403

Featuring Andrew McCall, Columbia University. This talk focuses on police community relations programs, established during the mid-20th century as a solution to police brutality. McCall juxtaposes data on the establishment of these programs with arrest and reported crime data to explore how well the programs worked, if they made communities safer, and if they changed the extent to which departments worked to preserve racial hierarchies.

McCall is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Columbia University. His research examines the causes of racial inequality in policing, with a particular focus on reforms during the mid-20th century, professional associations, and department design.  His research has been funded by the Center for Empirical Legal Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, and the National Science Foundation. 

This event is sponsored by the Department of Political Science and the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics. It is part of the Wayne Morse Center's Public Affairs Speaker Series. 

Livestream available.

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