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The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Missouri–St. Louis, city of St. Louis and St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department are now in their eighth month of working together to address public safety issues in the city. So how’s it going? That’s what will be discussed in an Applied Research Seminar presented by the Public Policy Research Center at UMSL.

The Public Safety Partnership Between UMSL, the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department and the City of St. Louis: Progress and Challenges” will be presented from noon to 1:15 p.m. Oct. 17 in the PPRC Conference Room, 427 Social Sciences and Business Building at UMSL. The event is free.

Presenters will include:

• Richard Rosenfeld, Curators’ Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at UMSL
• Michael Deckard, PhD student in criminology and criminal justice at UMSL
• Emily Blackburn, Crime Analysis Unit at the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department and UMSL alumna (MA criminology and criminal justice 2002)

The presenters will describe an ongoing field experiment on “hot spots” policing in the city and other public safety initiatives that have risen from this partnership. They also will discuss the benefits and challenges of such practitioner-researcher partnerships for UMSL faculty and students.

This seminar is part of the Fall 2012 Applied Research Seminar Series, hosted by Public Policy Research Center and sponsored by PPRC and School of Social Work at UMSL. The series will continue on Nov. 7 with the presentation “New Models in Health Services: The Person-Centered Medical Home” by Shirley Porterfield, associate professor of social work at UMSL.

Ryan Heinz

Ryan Heinz