Speakers on Policing

Wilbur Miller, wilbur.miller@stonybrook.edu, is available to speak on U.S. social history, police and criminality, Civil War and Reconstruction.

He is a Professor at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. “I became interested in the history of policing when I was an undergraduate at the University of California, Berkeley, during the Free Speech Movement. Observing police behavior then, which seemed quite rough . . . That got me started on a dissertation at Columbia that became my first book, Cops and Bobbies . . . Since then I’ve edited a five-volume encyclopedia, The Social History of Crime and Punishment in America (2012); and currently I’m working on an overview of the history of private policing in the United States.” (See: https://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/history/people/emeriti/miller.php)

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