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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.


Accompanying reading:  http://articles.philly.com/2009-12-13/news/24988504_1_murder-case-violent-crime-conviction 


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. 


Accompanying reading:  http://ethicsalarms.com/2010/07/21/doctors-and-the-deadly-anti-snitch-reflex/ 


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.


Accompanying reading:  http://globalgrind.com/news-politics/star-start-snitchin-radio-philadelphia-murder-photos


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.com     

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