The Case for Youth Police Initiative

As part of its Distinguished Speaker Series, SCI hosted Dr. Nina Rose Fischer to discuss her work and her book, The Case for Youth Police Initiative: Interdependent Fates and the Power of Peace. The book is an ethnographic exploration of young people and police relations and offers recommendations for how law enforcement can benefit from social welfare infrastructure.

Dr. Nina Rose Fischer is a tenured Associate Professor at City University of New York John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Interdisciplinary Studies where she develops courses on social justice and institutionalized oppression. She is the co-director of the Vera Fellows Program for social justice.

Watch the full event below.

Safe Communities Institute

The Safe Communities Institute (SCI) at the USC Price School of Public Policy continues a more than 60-year tradition of research, interdisciplinary education, and collaboration to advance sustainable “whole-of-community” public safety strategies, policies, and programs. SCI takes a holistic approach to encouraging and informing public safety efforts through collaboration between all public safety disciplines and the communities they serve.

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