The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies and the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology presents a lecture by distinguished criminology scholar Dr. Ramiro Martinez, Jr. of Northeastern University. The lecture is titled: “Studying Latinos and Latino Homicide: Moving Forward to the Past.” It will be at 3:00 pm, Thursday, April 4, in Speaker’s Auditorium. Dr. Martinez “has received national awards for outstanding scholarship in the areas of race, crime, and justice.” (flyer)
Dr. Martinez is a quantitative criminologist, a scholar who focuses on statistical techniques to study crime. “His core research agenda asks how does violence vary across ecological settings, and, does violent crime and violent deaths vary across racial/ethnic and immigrant groups?” (Northeastern – Faculty)
If you find the topic of crime and immigration interesting, check out Dr. Martinez’ groundbreaking book: Latino homicide: Immigration, violence and community (2002), or listen to him discuss the topic on NPR.