Metropolitan Policy Center’s Urban Speaker Series featuring 

Jennifer Cobbina 

Before Ferguson: Race and Inequality in Greater St. Louis

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Thursday, November 17, 2022, 5:30PM - 6:30PM (ET)

This is a live streamed event.  Join us to view in Kerwin Hall Room T2.

Jennifer Cobbina is a Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University. She received her PhD in criminal justice at the University of Missouri – St. Louis in 2009. Her primary research focuses on community responses to police violence and the strategies that communities employ to challenge police expansion and end state sanctioned violence.  Her research also examines the intersection of race, gender, and how neighborhood contexts shapes crime and criminal justice practices. Finally, her work focuses on corrections, prisoner reentry and the understanding of recidivism and desistance from crime. She is the author of Hands Up, Don’t Shoot: Why the Protests in Ferguson and Baltimore Matter and How They Changed America.