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Policing Major Events (NYC)

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Common Hour in the library is all about New York’s Finest on September 30 as Assistant Professor and former NYPD Police Chief James Albrecht reads from his book and leads a discussion about changes in policing after 9/11.

Hurricane Katrina. The 2010 Winter Olympics in Canada. The 2012 Summer Olympics and Paralympics in London. Attacks on 9/11. What do they all have in common? Security or police intervention. After major events like these, which require police intervention, questions are raised about the nature of the police response. Could the police have prevented the conflict, been better prepared, reacted more quickly? Could they have acted more forcefully or brought the altercation under control more effectively?

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Security James Albrecht, PhD, will explore this topic as he reads from his book, Policing Major Events, Perspectives from Around the World, on Wednesday, September 30, in the Birnbaum Library Fishbowl from 12:10 p.m.–1:10 p.m.

A former police chief who served 22 years with the NYPD, Albrecht will specifically speak about New York City and NYPD policy revisions implemented after 9/11. All are welcome to attend.