Consumer Racial Profiling
To Speak at MCCC Oct. 7
Windsor, N.J. - Shaun L. Gabbidon, Distinguished Professor of Criminal
Justice in the School of Public Affairs at Penn State University's
Harrisburg campus, will present the talk, "Shopping While
Black: Understanding and Combating Consumer Racial Profiling,"
on Thursday, Oct. 7, 12 noon to 1 p.m., at Mercer County Community
College. Free and open to the public, his talk is part of Mercer's
fall 2010 Distinguished Lectures Series and takes place in the Communications
Building, CM 110, on the college's West Windsor campus, 1200 Old
A leading scholar in the area of race, ethnicity and crime, Dr.
Gabbidon will present current and historical data on consumer racial
profiling, strategies to reduce its prevalence and insight into
dispelling racial stereotypes. One of the few scholars in the nation
to conduct research in this area, his efforts have focused on private
security, criminology and criminal justice pedagogy, as well as
white collar and corporate crime.
Gabbidon earned a Ph.D. in Criminology from Indiana University of
Pennsylvania. He has served as a fellow at Harvard University's
W.E. B. Du Bois Institute for Afro-American Research and as an adjunct
associate professor in the Center for African American Studies at
the University of Pennsylvania.
The author, coauthor/editor of 10 books, Gabbidon has also written
many articles for scholarly journals. In his most recent book, Race,
Ethnicity, Crime, and Justice: An International Dilemma, he
expanded his pioneering research in the field of race and crime
to examine criminal justice issues in Great Britain, Canada, Australia
and South Africa. He currently serves as the co-editor of Routledge's
Criminology and Justice Studies Book Series and as editor
of SUNY Press's Race, Ethnicity, Crime and Justice Series.
In 2007, Penn State Harrisburg honored him with its Excellence in
Research and Scholarly Activity Award.
To learn more about upcoming lectures at Mercer County Community
College, click here
or call 609-570-3324.
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