Violence Against The Homeless: A Hate Crime?

Rappaport Center presents panel discussion

Noon - 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011
Suffolk University Law School, first floor function room
120 Tremont St., Boston

With violent crime against the homeless on the rise, should state laws be amended to include homelessness as a hate crime category? The Rappaport Center for Law and Public Service presents a panel of advocates, law enforcement, and academic experts.

The panel includes:

Moderator:  Deborah Becker, news anchor, WBUR

Robert Haas, police commissioner for the city of Cambridge

Jack McDevitt, associate dean for research and graduate studies, College of Criminal Justice, Northeastern University School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Neil Donovan, executive director, National Coalition for the Homeless, Washington, D.C.

Steve Wessler, executive director, Center for Preventing Hate, Portland, Maine

For more information contact rappaportcenter@suffolk.edu or 617-573-8644.

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