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Chicago’s Police Violence Epidemic

When: Wednesday, November 18, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

Where: Online
Webcast Link

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: free

Contact: Nancy Cunniff   (847) 467-2294

Group: One Book One Northwestern

Co-Sponsor: Institute For Policy Research

Category: Lectures & Meetings, Global & Civic Engagement


Andrew V. Papachristos, a Professor of Sociology and faculty Fellow at IPR, will discuss how we might leverage advances in network science to underhand how police violence and misconduct spreads among and between officers in the Chicago Police Department. Using thousands of publicly available data provided by The Invisible Institute, Papachristos’ research shows that patterns of police violence follow patterns similar to those of infectious disease—and understanding those patterns might allow cities to mitigate some of the harms associated with police misconduct as we, as a society, strive for mercy and justice.

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