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Author Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve to give the biennial Norman E. Hodges Lecture on Race in American Law, November 30, 2017

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve, author of award-winning book Crook County: Racism and Injustice in America's Largest Criminal Court, to give the biennial Norman E. Hodges Lecture on Race in American Law on Thursday, November 30, 5:30 pm in Sanders Classroom 212 Spitzer Auditorium.  This event is free and open to the public.

Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve is Assistant Professor at Temple University in the Department of Criminal Justice, with courtesy appointments in the Department of Sociology and the Beasley School of Law.  She spent ten years working in and investigating the largest criminal courthouse in the country, Chicago-Cook County, and based on over 1,000 hours of observation, she takes readers inside our so-called halls of justice to witness the types of everyday racial abuses that fester within the courts.

This event is sponsored by Africana Studies, and cosponsored with Political Science.

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Posted by Office of Communications Friday, November 10, 2017