A Conversation with Sudhir Venkatesh

In this videocast Sudhir Venkatesh, well known for his authorship of Gang Leader for a Day, discusses his experience of being invited to work with the FBI as a roving advisor on issues related to gang related crime. He describes how “as a researcher and a geek” it was fascinating to see the FBI from the inside out:

Sudhir Venkatesh, William B. Ransford Professor of Sociology at Columbia University, talks with Vera director Michael Jacobson about his 18 months advising the FBI on working with local law enforcement agencies to deal with gang-related crime and his current research on informal justice systems in urban communities. This podcast is part of the 2011-2012 Neil A. Weiner Research Speaker Series.

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