FORT WAYNE, Ind.—Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology Peter Iadicola will be one of a panel of experts taking part in a two-day symposium, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26–27, aimed at violence and crime prevention in New Orleans. The symposium is sponsored by the Office of the President and the Department of Criminal Justice at Loyola University New Orleans.
“Preventing Lethal Violence in New Orleans: A Public Symposium on Effective Community Based Solutions,” takes place Friday. Iadicola will be involved in the Saturday round table discussions. Iadicola said the symposium has been organized to provide additional insight from national scholars in the area of violence on the work that’s being done right now in New Orleans and on new possible avenues of intervention that could help reduce the violence.
“It is an honor to be included in such an esteemed group of scholars to engage in a discussion of remedies to reduce the level of violence in New Orleans,” said Iadicola. “I see my own contributions in this discussion in broadening the focus of the investigation of violence to go beyond the interpersonal violence to which the police are responding, to institutional and structural forms of violence that occur throughout the offender and victims’ lives that should be given equal if not greater levels of attention in responding to the violence in New Orleans.”
For more information on the symposium, contact Iadicola at 260-481-6663 or firstname.lastname@example.org.