Research on Tap: Safety, Justice, and Health in US Cities
- Starts4:00 pm on Wednesday, March 15, 2023
- Ends6:00 pm on Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Community violence and the criminal legal system are gaining recognition as important determinants of health. An emerging literature demonstrates that these factors influence health not only directly (e.g., injuries from gun violence, police brutality) but also indirectly (e.g., police killings harm Black Americans’ mental health, a community member’s incarceration increases prenatal risk factors). As cities and political leaders consider criminal justice reform and violence prevention, research is having a direct impact on this national conversation. This Research on Tap event will highlight multidisciplinary research at BU to expose links between safety, justice, and health in US cities and explore solutions through community-based and policy-engaged work. This event is co-sponsored by the BU Initiative on Cities.
- Kilachand Center, 610 Commonwealth Avenue, Colloquium Room