Psychology of Urban Policing to be Discussed at Next ‘Forensic Fridays’ Session at Duquesne

The psychology of everyday urban policing and the value of externally driven efforts at reform will be discussed at the next Forensic Fridays session at Duquesne University.

Hosted by the Cyril Wecht Institute for Forensic Science and Law, The Psychology of Policing: How Flawed Reforms are Prolonging a Crisis will be held on Friday, Sept. 15, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. in the Power Center Ballroom.

The program will feature an interdisciplinary lineup of speakers including former police officers and detectives, filmmakers, writers and professors.

"This seminar aims to analyze the factors that indicate whether or not police reform efforts will succeed or fail," said Ben Wecht, program administrator for the Wecht Institute. "We will explore the combined influence and inherent bias that political and social habits have on the psychology of urban policing."

The Forensic Friday seminars are offered both on site and online. This session is approved by the Pennsylvania CLE Board for two hours of Substantive CLE credit and one hour of Ethics CLE credit.

For more information, including a full list of speakers, and to register, visit, email or call 412.396.1330.

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