Criminal Justice Expert Jack McDevitt Discusses Racial Profiling in America

RIT and Rochester Safe and Sound present 'Police and Race'

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Noted criminal justice expert Jack McDevitt will discuss the prevalence of racial profiling in America and methods for reducing it at an upcoming lecture at Rochester Institute of Technology. The event will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, in RIT’s Golisano Auditorium.

McDevitt’s talk, sponsored by Rochester Safe and Sound and RIT’s Center for Public Safety Initiatives, will focus on the use of racial profiling in various communities and its impact on crime, race relations and community development in America. McDevitt, dean of the College of Criminal Justice at Northeastern University, is a national authority on ethnic and race issues in criminal justice, including hate crimes and racial profiling. He is the principal author of the U.S. Department of Justice’s 2000 report on racial profiling and also conducted the first national study on hate crimes, released in 1993 by the Federal Bureau of Investigations.

For more information about the event, contact Kendell Jones at 475-7367. The event is free and open to the public.