Roundtable on Reducing Gun Violence in Newark Set for March 12

Roundtable on Reducing Gun Violence in Newark Set for March 12

NEWARK, NJ – On Tuesday, March 12, 2013, from 5 – 7 pm, top experts and officials in the fields of violence reduction and crime prevention will participate in the “Roundtable on Reducing Gun Violence in Newark,” hosted by the School of Law and the School of Criminal Justice at Rutgers–Newark.  

The event is free and open to the public.

The following speakers will cover different aspects of the changing science and practice of crime prevention and offer specific examples of how advances in criminology are being successfully implemented to reduce gun violence in the City of Newark:

  • Todd R. Clear, “The Community-level Consequences of Law Enforcement.” Clear is Dean of the Rutgers School of Criminal Justice.
  • David Kennedy, “Violence, Prison, Race, and Common Ground.” Kennedy is the Director of the Center for Crime Prevention and Control at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
  • Matt Klapper, “Embracing New Anti-Violence Strategies in Newark.” Klapper is Chief Policy Advisor to Newark Mayor Cory Booker.
  • Gustavo A. Medina, “The Newark Initiative: A New Beginning.” Medina is Deputy Director of the Newark Police Department.
  • Stuart P. Green, moderator. Green is Distinguished Professor of Law and Nathan L. Jacobs Scholar at Rutgers School of Law–Newark.

“Roundtable on Reducing Gun Violence in Newark” will take place in the Baker Trial Courtroom, S.I. Newhouse Center for Law and Justice, 123 Washington Street, Newark 07102.


Media Contact: Janet Donohue