A&M-Texarkana PLACE lecture to focus on ‘Race and the Crime Problem in America’


Dr. Godpower Okereke, professor of sociology and criminal justice at Texas A&M University-Texarkana, will present a SuperLecture on “Race and the Crime Problem in America” on Monday, Feb. 27, at 1:30 p.m. in University Center 217 on the A&M-Texarkana campus at 7101 University Ave., Texarkana, Texas.


The session will highlight crime trends, criminal victimizations, arrests for crimes, incarceration for crimes and cost of incarceration.


PLACE is a faculty-led program designed to create a community of learners comprising A&M-Texarkana students, faculty, staff and the community at large. PLACE chooses an annual theme around which to organize a lecture series and other activities that provide focal points for learning and discussion. This year’s theme is “Race and Ethnicity.”


For more information, contact Dr. Michael Perri at Michael.Perri@tamut.edu or Dr. Craig Nakashian at Craig.Nakashian@tamut.edu.

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