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Law, Politics, and the Criminal Justice System: 50 Years After the Civil Rights Act

Starts On
4/21/2014 1:30 PM
Ends On
4/21/2014 3:00 PM

Institute for Social Justice Event: Law, Politics, and the Criminal Justice System

Alumni Lounge in Bartels Hall

Keynote Speaker:

Elijah Anderson, Ph.D.
Professor of Sociology, Yale University

Elijah Anderson is the William K. Lanman, Jr. Professor of Sociology at Yale University. He is one of the leading urban ethnographers in the United States. His publications include Code of the Street: Decency, Violence, and the Moral Life of the Inner City (1999), winner of the Komarovsky Award from the Eastern Sociological Society; Streetwise: Race, Class, and Change in an Urban Community (1990), winner of the American Sociological Association's Robert E. Park Award for the best published book in the area of Urban Sociology; and the classic sociological work, A Place on the Corner(1978; 2nd ed., 2003). Anderson's most recent ethnographic work, The Cosmopolitan Canopy: Race and Civility in Everyday Life, was published by W.W. Norton in March 2012. Professor Anderson is the 2013 recipient of the prestigious Cox-Johnson-Frazier Award of the American Sociological Association.

Featured Speakers:
Martin O'Connor, J.D.
Associate Professor, Fire Science and Professional Studies, University of New Haven

Cheryl A. Sharp, J.D.
Attorney, State of Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities

For more information, contact Leila B. Dutton, Ph.D. at or Tracy Tamborra, Ph.D. at