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Expert on Consumer Racial Profiling
To Speak at MCCC Oct. 7


West 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 Trenton Road.

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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