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Professor Jeffrey Fagan to Deliver 5th Annual Darrow K. Soll Memorial Lecture

Professor Fagan, the Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Crime, Community and Law at Columbia Law School, will speak at a free public event, the 6th Annual Darrow K. Soll Memorial Lecture, on Thursday, March 21, 2013, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., in the Ares Auditorium (Room 164). His topic is “Indignities of Order Maintenance,” where he will explore the effects of new models of proactive policing on the relationship between citizens, law, and those entrusted to enforce it.

For over 15 years, Professor Fagan has been studying police-citizen interactions in New York and elsewhere. His work has incorporated statistical surveillance of police enforcement actions and their outcomes, survey research with both adolescents and young adults about the behavioral and emotional impacts of unwarranted police interventions, and analyses of constitutional compliance in the conduct of police stops in New York's aggressive policing initiatives. He has written extensively on the New York model, which has informed the design of policing tactics in cities across the country, and in contexts including national security, immigration, drug enforcement, and the search for illegal weapons. Through both narrative and statistical evidence from behavioral research, the Soll Lecture will build on this work on both Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment challenges to the new models of policing that feature aggressive stops of people in places that have been identified as crime trouble spots.

There is no charge to attend this lecture, but reservations are required. Reservations may be made online here. More information about Prof. Fagan and the Soll Memorial Lecture series, can be found here.


Posted:03/08/2013
Updated: 03/08/2013