GTCC SPEAKERS’ SERIES JAN 26

RACIAL DISCREPANCIES IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JANUARY 19, 2017

Kimberly Cook.

Kimberly Cook.

JAMESTOWN, N.C. — Guilford Technical Community College will present, Justice Not Seen for All: How Racial Bias Determines Capital Punishment Sentencing, a talk by Dr. Kimberly Cook, professor of sociology and criminology at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW).

The talk will be held at noon Thursday, Jan. 26 in the Percy H. Sears Applied Technologies Center Auditorium on the Jamestown Campus, 601 E. Main Street. The event is free and open to the public.

Cook’s talk will cover her research on the racial disparities seen in the U.S. criminal justice system during capital punishment trials and sentencing and will compare and contrast how these crimes are investigated. In addition to teaching at UNCW, she serves on the board of the nonprofit Healing Justice, which provides support, reconciliation, and recovery in cases involving exonerations.

The event is presented by GTCC’s Communication and Foreign Language Department and features local and regional speakers discussing issues related to the communication and foreign language disciplines.

EVENT DETAILS

What: GTCC’s Communication and Foreign Language Department’s Speakers’ Series presents a talk by UNCW professor Dr. Kimberly Cook on racial discrepancies in the criminal justice system.

When: Noon Thursday, Jan. 26

Where: Percy H. Sears Applied Technologies Center Auditorium, GTCC Jamestown Campus, 601 E. Main Street.

Admission: Free and open to the public

Guilford Technical Community College is the fourth largest of 58 institutions in the NC Community College System. GTCC serves more than 40,000 students annually from five campuses and a Small Business Center. Learn more at www.gtcc.edu.

###