University of Pittsburgh

David Harris on PCN's Crime & Punishment October 28

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October 26, 2012

Pennsylvania Cable Network’s Crime & Punishment series will feature University of Pittsburgh School of Law Professor and Associate Dean for Research David A. Harris on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 6 p.m.

A Distinguished Faculty Scholar, Harris studies, writes about, and teaches police behavior and regulation, law enforcement, and national security issues and the law. He is a leading national authority on racial profiling. His 2002 book Profiles in Injustice: Why Racial Profiling Cannot Work (The New Press) and his scholarly articles about traffic stops of motorists from underrepresented populations influenced the national debate on profiling and related topics. In his latest book, Failed Evidence: Why Law Enforcement Resists Science (NYU Press, 2012), Harris examines why many police and prosecutorial agencies oppose replacing questionable investigative methods with science-based, empirically proven techniques.

The host of Crime & Punishment is Wesley M. Oliver, associate professor and director of Duquesne University School of Law’s Criminal Justice Program. The show reaches audiences throughout Pennsylvania through various cable partners. For local channel listings visit

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