Michael Scott goes ‘On the Issues’ to discuss problem-oriented policing

June 22, 2017

MILWAUKEE — Michael Scott, the director of the Center for Problem-Oriented Policing, will be the featured guest in an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Monday, June 26, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in the Lubar Center at Marquette University Law School’s Eckstein Hall.

Problem-oriented policing is a concept devised by Herman Goldstein, who has described it as an approach that values preventive responses that do not depend on use of the criminal justice system but do engage other public agencies, the community and the private sector.

Today, the Center for Problem-Oriented Policing is seeking to help departments around the country more effectively address the many challenges they face. Scott brings a unique perspective to his role. He is a former Madison police officer, a former police chief and has served in civilian administrative positions in several police departments. He was formerly a clinical professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School, and is currently a clinical professor at Arizona State University’s School of Criminology and Criminal Justice. He will discuss problem-oriented policing and its implications for Milwaukee, a city that says it is already employing the concept.

Gousha, an award-winning broadcast journalist, is the Law School’s distinguished fellow in law and public policy. His “On the Issues” series of conversations with newsmakers supports Marquette Law School’s commitment to serve as a modern-day public square for the city of Milwaukee, the state of Wisconsin and beyond.

Through public programming such as the Marquette Law School Poll, debates featuring candidates in significant political races, Gousha’s “On the Issues” conversations with newsmakers, public lectures by leading scholars and conferences on significant issues of public importance, the Law School serves as the region’s leading venue for serious civil discourse about law and public policy matters.

The event is open to members of the general public at no cost; registration is required and is available online. Members of the media who are interested in attending should contact Chris Jenkins in the Office of Marketing and Communication at (414) 288-4745 or christopher.t.jenkins@marquette.edu.

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