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Screening of “Do Not Resist” and panel discussion “Counter-Terrorism and Police Militarization”

April 21, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The next John Jay Center on Terrorism seminar on Friday, April 21, 2017 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm will consist of a screening of Do Not Resist, a 2016 documentary by Craig Atkinson, and a panel discussion on the topic, Counter-Terrorism and Police Militarization.

A panel discussion will follow the screening. The panelists will be Inspector Steven Griffith, commanding officer of the Community Outreach Division of the NYPD and Maria (Maki) Haberfeld, professor of police science, and academic co-director of the NYPD Police Studies Program at John Jay College. Shuki Cohen of John Jay will serve as the moderator.

The panel will discuss three questions — 1) The context of police militarization: When did it start? What are the main drivers behind it? How did it change after 9/11? And what might be its impact on police mission and vision in the long run?

2) What are the pros and cons of police militarization (or, alternatively, the preferential recruitment of army veterans) particularly in the context of police counter-terrorism mandate and efforts?

3) For better or for worse, the NYPD has been in the forefront of the efforts to counter both terrorism per se and radicalization to violent extremism on the municipal/community level. What lessons were learned in the NYPD throughout the years about the nature of the threat and the most effective ways to address it, and what is the role that the militarization of police may (or may not) play in implementing those lessons?

Haaran Hall, Room 630
John Jay College
899 Tenth Avenue
New York NY 10019



April 21, 2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Haaren Hall
899 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY United States