May 5th, 2022

The Michael J. Hindelang Criminal Justice Research Center will hold its 20th Annual Lecture on Thursday, May 5 at 12pm ET.

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About this event:

Deadly Links: What Network Science Tells Us About Neighborhood and Police Violence

The lecture will be delivered by Dr. Andrew Papachristos, Professor of Sociology and the Director of the Northwestern Neighborhood & Network Initiative at Northwestern University.

Presentation Abstract

It’s a cliché to say “we live in a connected world.” But we do. Over the last twenty years, the field of network science has consistently demonstrated that the ways in which people are connected affect what we feel, think, and do. The structure of social networks have a profound impact on the friends we make, the people we marry, the votes we cast, the diseases we catch, and the ways we think. This presentation explores how network science might help us better understand patterns of neighborhood and police violence in American cities as well as potentially ways to reduce associated injuries and harm.


July 21, 2021

Distinguished Professor Alan Lizotte Retiring

After 36 years, more than $25 million in research funding, 41 chaired Ph.D. student committees, and six years in the SCJ Dean’s Office, Distinguished Professor Alan Lizotte will retire at the end of the summer.


September  8, 2020


With the goal of advancing police-community relations and eliminating racial inequities, the City of Albany recently announced the formation of the Policing Reform and Reinvention Collaborative — and the University at Albany is working to support its success