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Event Explores Links Between Poverty, Race, Crime and Law Enforcement

Oct. 4, 2016 – Collin College will hold a panel discussion on issues of poverty, race, crime and law enforcement from 6-8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 18 in the Preston Ridge Campus Conference Center, 9700 Wade Blvd. in Frisco. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Join representatives of the academic community, law enforcement and community stakeholders in an interactive discussion of the issues of poverty, race and crime, and their dynamics in our communities. Topics will include criminology research, theories of the study of race and incidents of police brutality, and advocates for resolution.

The event is sponsored by Collin College Interdisciplinary Committee on Poverty, Race and Crime.

“In light of recent local and national events, the committee felt it prudent to provide a safe environment for healthy dialogue on these issues,” said Dr. Stephanie James, professor of criminology at Collin College and event host. 

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Collin College serves more than 53,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degrees and certificates in a wide range of disciplines. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.   In addition, the college operates the Collin Higher Education Center, which serves 3,300 additional students each year in partnership with The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas Woman’s University, Texas A&M Commerce, Texas Tech and the University of North Texas.