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Peter Cassino

Peter Cassino, Ph.D. Fisher College Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Researcher, Center for Leadership in Public Service

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Criminal Justice Spotlight: Community Policing in the Wake of Ferguson

Posted by Peter Cassino on Apr 10, 2015 2:13:18 PM

From the classroom to the dorm room, there has been much talk among Criminal Justice students and college students in general about the thin blue line now walked by police officers as they patrol urban neighborhoods in the wake of violent unrest in places like Ferguson, Missouri and New York City after two unarmed African-American men were killed during altercations with officers in those cities. The stories dominated the headlines in 2014 and intensified the underlying mistrust between residents of the inner city and those men and women sworn to protect them.

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Topics: Day Student Posts, Criminal Justice

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