Racial Justice Speaker Series: A Discussion with Dr. Jennifer Cobbina
*Organised by the Department of Criminal Justice, University of Central Florida
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Join us for the first conversation in UCF College of Community Innovation and Education Department of Criminal Justice’s Racial Justice Speakers Series with Dr. Jennifer Cobbina.
Dr. Cobbina is an Associate Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University. She received her PhD in criminal justice at the University of Missouri – St. Louis in 2009. Her primary research focuses on community responses to police violence and the strategies that communities employ to challenge police expansion and end state sanctioned violence. Her research also examines the intersection of race, gender, and how neighborhood contexts shapes crime and criminal justice practices. Finally, her work focuses on corrections, prisoner reentry and the understanding of recidivism and desistance from crime.