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Invitation to Briefing: What is the Connection Between Immigration & Crime?
June 24, 2019
Congressional “Ask a Criminologist” Series
What is the Connection Between Immigration & Crime?
Featuring Dr. Daniel E. Martinez (University of Arizona), Dr. Janice Iwama (American University) & Edward A. Flynn (Former Chief of the Milwaukee Police Department), co-chaired by Dr. Anthony Peguero (Virginia Tech) & Dr. Nancy La Vigne (Urban Institute)
Monday, June 24 at 1:30 PM
2237 Rayburn House Office Building
Ice cream and coffee will be served
Please join the Crime & Justice Research Alliance (CJRA) and the Consortium of Social Science Associations (COSSA) for our fourth annual “Ask a Criminologist” Congressional briefing at which leading criminology experts and practitioners from around the country explore the most important topics in crime, justice, policing and national security. These briefings provide an opportunity for Congressional staff and key stakeholders to engage directly with the experts conducting research on a range of public safety and justice system topics.
This interactive Congressional briefing will explore the relationships between immigration trends and policies and public safety. Immigration has long been at the center of many policy debates in Washington and beyond and has recently been propelled to the forefront of headlines once again. Missing from much of the discussion is what researchers have learned about immigration and crime. This briefing will inform policymakers deliberating immigration policies with rigorous research and hard data on the topic.
About CJRA: The Crime and Justice Research Alliance (CJRA) is a centralized resource of authoritative experts and scholarly studies created to provide policymakers, practitioners and the public direct access to relevant research on crime and criminal justice issues. Formed in 2015, CJRA is a collaborative partnership between the nation’s two leading criminal justice scholar associations, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) and the American Society of Criminology (ASC), which represent more than 5,000 criminal justice scholars and research experts.
About COSSA: The Consortium of Social Science Associations is a nonprofit advocacy organization working to promote sustainable federal funding for social and behavioral science research and federal policies that positively impact the conduct of research. COSSA serves as a united voice for a broad, diverse network of organizations, institutions, communities and stakeholders who care about a successful and vibrant social science research enterprise.