Special Guest Lecture October 18, 2013, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm WPIC Auditorium
Special Guest Lecture
Norman White, PhD
Associate Professor of Criminology
and Criminal Justice
Director, Criminal Justice Undergraduate Program
Saint Louis University
Dr. Norman White has published in peer reviewed journals including Criminology, Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health, and the Journal of Crime and Delinquency, as well as in edited volumes on crime. His research, teaching, and service center on creating a human justice system where victims of crime, individuals who violate law, and practitioners are treated with recognition of their human dignity. His research incorporates a multi-level theoretical approach to understanding the causes and correlates of delinquent and violent behavior to develop place-based interventions that address community mobilization and empowerment. Dr. White argues that many communities are no longer at risk but rather are in-risk 24/7, Risk Immersion. Being in-risk they require a more comprehensive intervention that is based on saturating them with evidence inspired programs and resources to address the myriad of challenges they face. The intervention and prevention program strategy he has been developing is based on two essential premises. First that it requires researcher, practitioner, and community collaboration. Second that resource limited communities require a Resource Quilt, rather than a safety net. The Resource Quilt is comprised of and woven with resource providers, stakeholders, and individuals with an interest and concern in the community. The principle is that they must learn to work together and create a structure that is quantifiable. Dr. White sees his work as reflecting the core principles of an education that proposes to inform students about social justice and to become agents of change to create a just world. He believes that students become men and women for others, when they have real opportunities to know those others.
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