Race, Crime, Ethnicity Topic of TAMIU April 28 Professional Development Offering

Race, Crime and Ethnicity Topic of Upcoming
TAMIU Professional Development Course

The next installment of professional development courses for first responders is “Race, Crime and Ethnicity” at Texas A&M International University’s Bob Bullock Hall 209 on Tuesday, April 28 from 6:30 – 8 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public, but first responders are encouraged to attend.

“This course will focus on problems that have persistently plagued the U.S. criminal justice system regarding race and ethnicity,” explained Dr. Claudia E. San Miguel, director, TAMIU criminal justice program.

“Incarceration rates and criticisms of racial profiling make it clear that racial and ethnic issues are still a problem for today’s criminal justice system. This course will discuss the current statistics regarding race, ethnicity and crime as well as the complexities of examining whether the current justice system practices are ‘color blind,’ ” Dr. San Miguel continued.

Former TAMIU assistant professor Dr. Richard Hartley will present the course.

This course is presented as part of a comprehensive program designed to provide the training and expertise required for personnel working to secure the nation’s southern border. Partners include TAMIU, the Texas National Guard, Laredo Community College, and various federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.

For more information, contact San Miguel at csanmiguel@tamiu.edu or 326.2529 or visit offices in Dr. F. M. Canseco Hall 302J.

University office hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at prmis@tamiu.edu