Criminal Justice: Speakers & Workshops

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Elijah Anderson on Inner-City Violence

Elijah Anderson,William K. Lanman, Jr. Professor of Sociology at Yale University, presented a lecture titled "Violence and the Inner-City Poor." He described his recent work on the lives of Philadelphia cabbies, the problem of work reentry among ex-convicts, and race relations in cosmopolitan social settings.

What Works in Corrections

Edward J. Latessa, Ph.D., a professor of criminal justice at the University of Cinncinatti, presented a day-long workshop at Marywood. It focused on practical ways of reducing recidivism among offenders. Participants learned about the principles of effective intervention.

Street Gang Strategy

Marcus Felson, a professor at Rutgers, presented a four-hour workshop on juvenile street gangs. Professor Felson is a leader in the field of crime theory and prevention. His workshop dispelled many of the common misconceptions about juvenile gangs.

Legacies of Crime

Peggy C. Giordano, distinguished professor of sociology at Bowling Green State University, spoke about the lasting impact of parent's criminal behavior on their children's lives last November.

The Quiet Don: The Untold Story of Mafia Kingpin Russell Bufalino by Matt Birkbeck

Matt Birkbeck, author of “The Quiet Don: The Untold Story of Mafia Kingpin Russell Bufalino,” was on Marywood campus Monday, April 14th at 6pm to discuss organized crime in Northeastern, PA. read more...