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In this alum-led virtual back to class, Dr. Mikaila Mariel Lemonik Arthur ’01 will draw on her recently-released book "Law and Justice Around the World" (University of California Press 2020) to provide an introduction to cross-national variations in policing structure, process, and policy. Participants will learn more about the features of the United States law enforcement system that make police reform in this country so difficult and will be prepared to understand the context and dynamics of various ideas for changing the nature of law enforcement practices in response to the systemic problems about which Black Lives Matter has succeeded in raising awareness.

Dr. Arthur is Chair and Professor of Sociology at Rhode Island College, where she has taught courses in the sociology of law, research methods, race and ethnicity, and the sociology of education. She is the author of three books and numerous articles for both scholarly and general audiences. Dr. Arthur earned her Ph.D. in Sociology at New York University in 2007 and her B.A. in Sociology at Mount Holyoke College in 2001. Outside of work, she is active in local politics in Rhode Island, including working to increase the representation of women in elected office.

Event Accessibility: This event will include an oral and visual presentation about cross-national policing structures, followed by Question and Answer time with event presenters. The event will be recorded. For inquiries about the accessibility of this event or to request any accommodations, please email or contact Danielle Lund at 413-538-2159. Please make accommodation requests no later than Tuesday, September 15, 2020 to allow for implementation time; however, in all situations, a good faith effort will be made to provide accommodations up until the time of the event.

Event Time: San Francisco 2pmPDT (UTC -7), Boston 5pmEDT (UTC -4), Accra 9pmGMT (UTC +0), Central European Summer Time 11pmCEST (UTC +2), Nairobi Oct 1, 12amEAT (UTC +3), New Delhi Oct 1, 2:30amIST (UTC +5:30), Beijing Oct 1, 5amCST (UTC +8)

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