Wednesday 16:00-16:30 Laurie Taylor discusses the latest social science research.
22 October 2008
repeat 26 Oct
URBAN CRIME AND DISORDER
Laurie Taylor is joined by Robert J. Sampson, Professor of the Social Sciences at Harvard University who last night at the LSE delivered a lecture entitled: Disparity and Diversity in the Contemporary City. Social Disorder Revisited.
They discuss urban environment and crime; what makes an urban area disorderly and dangerous? How does it acquire such a reputation? Can it ever be dispelled?
DEMOGRAPHY OF DEATH Dr Leigh Shaw-Taylor Deputy Director of the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure will be giving a talk at the Cambridge Festival of Ideas Called entitled A Short History of Death; Allan Kellehear, Professor of Sociology at the University of Bath is the author of A Social History of Dying. They address the history of human lifespan in Britain, and how the causes of death have changed overtime.
Professor Robert J Sampson
Chair of the Department of Sociology and Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences at Harvard University
Disparity and Diversity in the Contemporary City: Social (Dis)order Revisited
Professor Sampson’s Annual British Journal of Sociology Lecture delivered at the London School of Economics on 21October 2008
Fixing Broken Windows: Restoring Order and Reducing Crime in Our Communities
by James Q. Wilson (Foreword), George L. Kelling (Author), Catherine M. Coles (Author)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd (3 Nov 1997)
The book is based on an article titled "Broken Windows" by James Q. Wilson and George L. Kelling, which appeared in the March 1982 edition of The Atlantic Monthly.
Dr Leigh Shaw-Taylor
Deputy Director of the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure