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David Makin (WSU Criminal Justice and Criminology) on “From Talk to Action: What Does it Mean to Reform the Police?”

September 29, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

To participate in this live, synchronous event, register with Global Connections to receive instructions on how to virtually attend. In this talk by Professor David Makin from the Dept. of Criminal Justice and Criminology at WSU, we will look to the past to inform the present and examine lessons learned from reform efforts in post-conflict societies. Makin will address questions such as, “How can we build a more equitable system of justice?” and “How do we work towards this goal at a time of social unrest, civil disobedience, and those advocating for more “law and order”?” Makin’s contention is that as we reflect on 2020 and the movement to re-imagine police and policing, we must turn towards history. This event is sponsored by the History Department as its fall lecture for Roots of Contemporary Issues.


September 29, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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ROOTS and the Dept. of History
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