Crime & Justice Policy

Berg Hosts "Race and Policing in America" Panel

Screen shot of panelists

On Friday, October 16, Mark Berg, director of the Crime and Justice Policy Research Program; and Ethan Rogers, assistant research scientist in the Crime and Justice Policy Research Program, participated in "Race and Policing," as part of the College of LIberal Arts and Sciences "Pursuing Racial Justice at the University of Iowa" theme year series for 2020-2021. The panel discussion centered around improving community policing, and highlighted the panelists' research on the topic. Both Berg and Rogers served on the organizing committee, and Berg hosted the online panel.

The online event drew approximately 300 participants, and is available for viewing here.

Read Press-Citizen coverage of the event here.

From the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences description of the series:

"Pursuing Racial Justice at the University of Iowa" is a College of Liberal Arts and Sciences "theme year" initiative for 2020-21. Through cross-disciplinary lenses, CLAS faculty, students, and staff—often in collaboration with other UI colleges and units, and outside experts—are grappling with critical questions about race and justice. We invite the community to consider how the UI's history as a predominantly white institution has shaped the university and CLAS; the knowledge we produce and convey to students; the interactions among our community members; and the relationship of the university to Iowa City and the state of Iowa. 

These events will focus primarily on race, but will be intersectional in their explorations. The goal of each event is to invite members of the CLAS community to engage with the issues, reflect upon what they have learned, and consider personal and institutional actions we might take in response.