NYU Community Screening: Crime + Punishment
January 31 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
The Institute of Human Development and Social Change, the Department of Sociology, and NYU Strategies to Reduce Inequality at the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research are pleased to sponsor a free community screening of Crime + Punishment on Thursday, January 31st.
A semifinalist for the 91st Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, Crime + Punishmenttells the story of N.Y.P. D. whistleblowers who risked their careers to challenge illegal policing practices. The screening will be followed by a research and policy discussion with the following panelists:
- Dr. Patrick Sharkey, Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology, NYU
- Dr. Amanda Geller, Clinical Associate Professor of Sociology, NYU
- Mahsa Jafarian from the Vera Institute of Justice
- Special guests from the film
Doors will open at 5:45pm, and the film will begin at 6:00pm.
Amidst a landmark class action lawsuit over illegal policing quotas, Crime + Punishment chronicles the remarkable efforts and struggles of a group of black and Latino whistleblower cops and the young minorities they are pressured to arrest and summons in New York City.
A highly intimate and cinematic experience with unprecedented access, Crime + Punishment examines the United States’ most powerful police department through the brave endeavors of a group of active duty officers and one unforgettable private investigator who risk their careers and safety to bring light to harmful policing practices which have plagued the precincts and streets of New York City for decades. Watch the trailer and visit the Crime + Punishment website for more information.