Conversations on Race and Policing: "Cops on Film"
These movies are designed not to trouble, but to reassure; they do not reflect reality; they merely rearrange its elements into something we can bear. They also weaken our ability to deal with the world as it is, ourselves as we are.
-- James Baldwin
Dr. Howard Henderson is the Founding Director of the Center for Justice Research and Professor of Justice Administration in the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University. He is currently evaluating the Bureau of Justice Assistance and Mental Health Collaboration Program with the Harris County Mental Health Jail Diversion Program, designed to implement and expand community-based services to individuals with behavioral health issues through information sharing between the criminal justice system and community service providers.
Dr. Franklin Wilson, author of Crime and Media Studies: Diversity of Method, Medium, and Communication (Cognella, 2015), is a Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Indiana State University. His research and publication interests are all focused on increasing the general public’s knowledge of key criminal justice issues. He approaches his research through a blending of criminological, historical, and communications research techniques. His research and publication interests specifically include issues surrounding mass incarceration and punishment as well as the depiction of municipal police officers in the media. He is currently researching and writing a book on the largest prison cemetery in the United States.
The program is part of the ongoing Conversations on Race and Policing series, hosted by CSUSB students Marlo Brooks and Yvette Relles-Powell.
Series organizers: Dr. Mary Texeira (Sociology), Dr. Marc Robinson (History), Robie Madrigal (Pfau Library), Dr. Jeremy Murray (History), Marlo Brooks, and Yvette Relles-Powell.
The first ten recordings of the ongoing Conversations on Race and Policing series are available on YouTube, linked below. More recordings will soon be available for viewing.