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Pryor Center Presents Shaun L. Gabbidon - Shopping While Black: Hidden Injustices in the Private Justice System
The Pryor Center Presents lecture series hosted by the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences continues with 'Shopping While Black: Hidden Injustices in the Private Justice System,' featuring Shaun L. Gabbidon, Distinguished Professor of Criminal Justice at Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg.

In this series focusing on racism, social justice, and policing, Gabbidon will discuss "Shopping While Black" or the use of racial profiling to identify shoplifters in retail settings—also referred to as consumer racial profiling. The discussion includes an overview of the private justice system that exists within retailers. Drawing on Gabbidon’s two decades of research on the topic, as well as his own experience as a security executive for a major retailer, he provides the socio-historical context that fostered the development of the practice. In addition, Gabbidon reviews the current knowledge base related to consumer racial profiling and discusses how retailers can identify—and begin to eliminate—racial profiling within their establishments.

Gabbidon has served as a fellow at Harvard University's W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for Afro-American Research and has taught at the Center for Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Gabbidon is the author of more than 100 scholarly publications, including more than 70 peer-reviewed articles and 13 books. His most recent books include the co-authored book, Shopping While Black: Consumer Racial Profiling in America, Criminological Perspectives on Race and Crime, the co-authored text Race and Crime, and the co-edited book, Building a Black Criminology: Race, Theory, and Crime.

Oct 22, 2020 06:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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