A Primer on Local Police Reform

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Monday, October 7, 2019 from 03:00 PM until 04:30 PM
Central Library, Open to the Public

Event Details :

No registration required. This event is free, and all are welcome.

Here’s a chance to learn more about police reform after the controversial Commonwealth’s Attorney primary election last spring. Understand the historical tension between federal and state jurisdictions and learn about the history of police change in six eras. Dr. Richard R. Bennett will describe internal and external factors that affect reform and give an example of instituting a reform.

Bennett is a Professor of Justice in the Department of Justice, Law and Criminology at American University in Washington, D.C. His areas of expertise are policing, cultural context of crime, and criminal justice. He has conducted research and published more than 65 articles in the areas of national correlates of crime and police attitudes, behaviors and procedures including a book, Police at Work. He is currently researching crime and police issues in post-colonial societies. Earlier he served as a police officer, a police trainer, criminal investigator, and is currently a criminal justice consultant to both national and international governmental commissions, universities, and contract research organizations.

Location: Arlington Central Library

Arlington Central Library is located at 1015 N Quincy Street between Washington Boulevard and Fairfax Drive. Parking is free at the library or take Metro to either Ballston or Virginia Square on the Silver and Orange lines. The lecture will be in the first-floor auditorium.