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Department of Sociology


2012 Bruce H. Mayhew Jr. Memorial Lecture Series

The 2012 Bruce Mayhew Lecture was delivered by Richard Felson, Professor of Sociology and Crime, Law and Justice at Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Felson’s primary interest is in the social psychology of violence, with a special focus on the role of situational factors in homicide, assault, robbery and rape. Recent research concerns race differences in violence, the control motive in marital violence, and the role of the police in deterring marital violence. Dr. Felson's lecture titled 'Sexual assault as a crime against teenagers' was held at Harper College in the Gressette room on November 8th at 2:30.