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Community policing and police reform

A featured presentation of The Time for Reckoning Symposium

Robert Worden, UAlbany Associate Professor in the School of Criminal Justice, gives a presentation on community policing and police reform.

Video premiere: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7.

Dr. Robert E. Worden is Director of the John F. Finn Institute for Public Safety and Associate Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at UAlbany’s Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy. He is a political scientist whose research revolves around questions about the accountability and responsiveness of criminal justice institutions to the public. Most of his research has focused on police behavior and police programs and reforms.

Hannah Cochran is a Research Analyst with the Finn Institute. She holds a B.A. in both Political Science and Studio Art from Connecticut College, and an M.A. in Criminal Justice from the University at Albany, SUNY. Her research interests include police culture, criminal investigation, and police-prosecutor relationships.

Themes for the month-long Time for Reckoning series

Week 1 beginning October 5:

The impact of systemic racism in Capital Region communities.

Week 2 beginning October 12:

Highlight issues of trust between community members and the government officials who serve them -- particularly police.

Week 3 beginning October 19:

Explore possible avenues of reform to ameliorate systemic racism.

Week 4 beginning October 26:

The final week will address accountability --- how can the community monitor government actions to guard against further injustices due to systemic racism?

For more information on The Time for Reckoning symposium visit:


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