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Vance Academic Center, Room 208
860.832.3014 (Fax)

Carmen Otero
Secretary
RVAC, Room 208
oteroca@ccsu.edu
860.832.3005

Jennifer Hedlund, PhD 
Chairperson
RVAC, Room 208-600
HedlundJ@ccsu.edu
860.832.2968

Steven Block, PhD
Undergraduate Director
RVAC, Room 208-300
sblock@ccsu.edu
860.832.2524

Eugena Givens, PhD
Internship Director
RVAC, Room 409
egivens@ccsu.edu
860.832.3180

Reginald Simmons, PhD
Graduate Director
RVAC, Room 208-100
simmonsred@ccsu.edu
860.832.3134

 

Racial Justice

What we’re doing in Criminology

Racial Justice Project (RJP)

The RJP is a team of Criminology students, working under the Institute for the Study of Crime and Justice (ISCJ), to raise awareness about issues pertaining to racial bias and systemic racism. They are compiling examples of racial injustice in the CJ system throughout the U.S. They are analyzing these examples to identify factors that contributed to the injustices and to understand what corrective actions, if any, have been taken to address them. You can read about these stories through our Instagram account: @ccsu_iscj

Links to additional information about the individual stories can be obtained here: {PDF forthcoming}

Understanding Racial Justice

Check out our e-book containing sample definitions of key words associated with racial injustice:

Recognizing Racial Justice Advocates

Learn about some organizations and individuals who advocate for racial justice here.

New Course: Racism & Bias in Criminal Justice Settings

A team of Criminology faculty members have created a new course to facilitate deeper exploration of issues pertaining to racism and bias in criminal justice settings. It capitalizes on a range of faculty expertise to reinforce the importance of addressing racial bias and systemic racism from a broad perspective. This course addresses historic and contemporary issues of equity, justice, and systemic racism, and explores students’ own experiences with social justice and inclusion/exclusion. It promotes identification of avenues for reducing disparities, bias, and discrimination in the workplace and broader society.

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