|Starts:||15:00 7 Dec 2015|
|Ends:||16:30 7 Dec 2015|
|What is it:||Talk|
|Organiser:||School of Law|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Current University students, General public|
|Speaker:||Prof. Scott Decker|
Abstract: Immigration creates challenges and opportunities for law enforcement. Many new immigrant groups are unfamiliar with laws, norms and police practices, often bearing antagonism toward police in their new countries. In other instances, laws restrict the movement and opportunities of new immigrant groups, placing law enforcement in an oppositional role to these groups. While long known as a “country of immigrants” the US has faced a multitude of related challenges over the past decade in its efforts to deal with nearly 11 million “undocumented” residents. This talk reflects on the findings from three national surveys of police chiefs and sheriffs and 8 case studies of cities that face these challenges in different ways. The findings from this study highlight the role of policy making, training and police-community coordination in addressing these challenges.
Bio: Prof. Scott Decker is a fellow of the American Society of Criminology and the Academy of Criminal Justice. He is the author of 15 books, over 150 articles and chapters, and more than one hundred presentations. Professor Decker's primary research focus has been on criminal justice policy, gangs, violence, and the offender’s perspective. Four of his books have won major awards: Life in the Gang: Family, Friends and Violence, (Cambridge University Press, 1996) , Burglars on the Job: Streetlife and Residential Burglary (Northeastern University Press, 1994), Lessons from the Inside: Drug Smugglers on Drug Smuggling (Temple, 2008) and European Street Gangs and Troublesome Youth Groups (Alta Mira, 2005).
Prof. Scott Decker
Organisation: Arizona State University
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