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Cameron University Offers Free CLEET Continuing Education Workshop for Certified Peace Officers | Community

Full-time and reserve certified peace officers have the option of earning three compulsory continuing education credit hours at Cameron University’s upcoming CLEET workshop, “Disproportionate Contact with Minorities and Policing in Oklahoma ”.

Cataloged by the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training (CLEET catalog number 21-3954), the workshop is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, January 11 at the McCasland Ballroom at the McMahon Centennial Complex on the campus of the Cameron University at Lawton.

The training will be led by Dr. Paul Ketchum, assistant professor of criminal justice at the University of Oklahoma, and Dr. B. Mitchell Peck, associate professor of sociology at the University of Oklahoma.

Ketchum is an expert on racial attitudes and the impact of race on the juvenile and criminal justice systems.

Peck specializes in the topic of inequalities with an emphasis on how interactions between individuals and institutions create and maintain inequalities. He also looked at the role of race in the juvenile justice system.

Ketchum and Peck will present the results of their extensive research on the level of contact between members of specific underage minority groups and Oklahoma law enforcement agencies. They will discuss the extent of this contact, its impact on police perceptions and the overall level of crime, and suggest alternative strategies that criminal justice professionals may pursue in the future.

The workshop is sponsored by the Department of Social Sciences at Cameron University and the School of Graduate and Professional Studies. For more information, email Dr Lance Janda at [email protected] or call 580-581-2499 after January 3, 2022.

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