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Surveillance City: The War on Drugs in Urban Neighborhoods

Wednesday, JUNE 18, 2014
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The War on Drugs has created a powerful surveillance state in America's most disadvantaged neighborhoods. High-tech techniques criminalize entire blocks and transform informal community networks into liabilities for local residents as police use family relationships to demand information, pursue suspects and threaten incarceration. The presumption of criminality takes a relentless toll. Join our 2014 Nathan Levin Lecturer, sociologist Alice Goffman, who spent six years studying the effects of pervasive policing. READ MORE » WATCH VIDEO »

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