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On March 28, 2007, the William Monroe Trotter Institute held a roundtable on crime in predominantly black neighborhoods. More than fifty individuals who represented a broad array of perspectives and experiences took part in the roundtable. Participants included religious leaders, elected officials, educators, academics, law enforcement officials, social services providers, youth workers and youths, and community activists. Participants were eager to examine, discuss, and contribute to the understanding of: What accounts for the high rate of violent crime in Boston’s predominantly black neighborhoods? Is there adequate parent, youth, adult, and institutional accountability? Are there sufficient resources allocated to crime prevention versus intervention? What new partnerships can be formed to address some of these issues? What role can the Trotter Institute at UMass play in the process?


Findings of a Community Roundtable on Crime Sponsored by the Trotter Institute, Spring 2007.

Features a preface by Barbara Lewis, Director of the Trotter Institute.


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