Race, Gender & Policing Program
The Program explores the relationship between race, gender, and the ways people are policed. Policing refers to not only the activities of law enforcement officers, but also the ways that other actors, such as immigration officials, prison officials, schools, and private citizens, participate in surveillance and control. The Program seeks to foster interdisciplinary research and concrete reforms in Nevada, the nation, and beyond. To this end, the Program brings together scholars, practitioners, and activists to address issues related to race, gender, and policing. In terms of activities, we anticipate that the program will sponsor periodic events relating to its mission and help facilitate partnerships with UNLV, local, state and national partners.
We are pleased to announce a call for papers for a special issue of the Nevada Law Journal on "Race AND Gender AND Policing." Guest-edited by the faculty board of UNLV Boyd School of Law’s Program on Race, Gender & Policing, this issue will bring together scholars of Law, Criminology, and related fields for an interdisciplinary conversation centered on the simultaneous analysis of race and gender and policing. Visit the Race AND Gender AND Policing Symposium page for more information.
In the News
- August 1, 2020 - The Nevada Independent
July 1, 2020 - Arizona Capitol Times
Professor Cooper discusses the importance of civilians serving as the voice on police review boards.
June 17, 2020 - The Washington Post
Professor Frank Rudy Cooper, along with Suzette Malveaux and Catherine E. Smith discuss how allowing civil lawsuits against bystander cops could change police culture.
June 13, 2020 - Las Vegas Review Journal
As protests and confrontations continue in Las Vegas, Race, Gender and Policing program faculty explain why police violence is a local, as well as a national, issue.
June 10, 2020 - KNPR State of Nevada
Professor Frank Rudy Cooper argues for increasing social services in relation to policing on KNPR's State of Nevada radio show