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Wednesday, October 26th, 2022
6pm, Audubon Room, Danna Student Center

"What Is the Crime Wave?"

crime wave event poster

"What Is the Crime Wave?" offers three perspectives on the recent spike in crime in New Orleans: as a statistical trend (Ben Horwitz, AH Datalytics), as a scary social phenomenon (Dr. Chuck P. Nichols, Psychology), and as a media event (Dr. Sheryl Kennedy Haydel, Director of the School of Communication and Design). Dr. Marcus M. Kondkar (Sociology) will facilitate a conversation among the speakers to understand what is really happening in our city, and how the concepts we rely on shape our responses to current events. 

Sponsored by the Hutchinson Distinguished Professorship, the Composition Program, the Jesuit Social Research Institute, and the Department of Criminology and Justice, this event offers the Loyola community the opportunity to understand a situation that affects us all. The events are free and open to the public--please share widely and encourage your students to come.