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The Snitching Project

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The 2nd Annual Community College of Philadelphia

Shh! Conference  

The Stop Snitching Phenomenon and Witness Intimidation



A day of speakers, research, and debate on the topic that

nobody wants to talk about.


Thursday, November 17th, 2011


C2-27, Center for Business and Industry

The corner of 18th and Callowhill Streets, City Of Brotherly Love



List of events/speakers:


9:30-10:50AM:  "Current Research in the Stop Snitching Phenomenon":  Mayor Michael Nutter will offer opening remarks, followed by Dr. Susan Clampet-Lundquist (St. Josephs University) and Dr. Rick Frei (CCP) and students from the PSY 110:  Applied Psychology class, who will present recent research on attitudes towards snitching and cooperating with police in Philadelphia.


Accompanying reading:  http://judiciary.senate.gov/pdf/1-08-09%20Frei%20Testimony.pdf


11:00-12:20PM:  "Snitching and Witness Intimidation: Perspectives from the DA's Office":  DA and former Philadelphia Integrity Officer Curtis Douglas and members of the Philadelphia DAs Office will discuss citywide efforts to encourage witness cooperation.


12:30-1:50PM:   "Methods of Reducing Bullying in Schools:  A Lesson Plan":  Philadelphia school district counselor (and former CCP grad) Lisa Bronca will be discussing recent initiatives by the Philadelphia District to reduce bullying in the classroom.  She will also be presenting a lesson plan for educators that can be used to discuss bullying issues in the classroom.


Accompanying reading:  http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,999485,00.html


2:00-3:20PM:  "Improving Community/Police Relations":  A panel discussion on recent issues involving police/community interactions (ie., police harassing/arresting citizens who videotape allege police misconduct) and methods of improving the relationship between Philadelphians and their police force.  Panelists include Daily News writer Jan Ransom, Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia board member (and CCP faculty) Ari Bank, and S.P.E.A.K. advocate Jeff Templeton.


Accompanying reading:  http://articles.philly.com/2011-01-31/news/27092166_1_complaint-form-spot-checks-officers


3:30-4:50PM:  "Snitching, Workplace Integrity, and Professional Ethics:  A Research Study":  Dr. Frei's PSY 110 class will look at workplace codes of silence and the importance of professional ethics and present the results from a recent survey that looked at how students would address illegal behavior at work. 


5:00-6:20PM:  "Start Snitching:  A Program by Troi Torain":  Troi Torain (aka STAR of Bucwild and STAR, 100.3 The Beat hip-hop djs) will discuss his upcoming program to encourage community members to cooperate with authorities when violent crimes occur in their neighborhoods.


All events are free and open to the public

Shh! Conference Events may qualify for continuing education credits

Co-sponsored by the Fox Rothchild Center on Law and Society And PSY 110: Applied Psych Class

For a full schedule of events, see our wiki http://snitchingproject.pbworks.comCached

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