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Crimcast is a virtual resource devoted to critical conversations about criminology and criminal justice issues. Our blogposts, twitter feeds, podcasts and other content provide an overview of trends, research, commentary and events of interest to criminal justice practitioners, academics and the general public. CrimCast is sponsored by The Center for Crime and Popular Culture, St. Francis College, Brooklyn, NY.

Brooklyn Book Festival, SFC Events this Weekend

Nickie Phillips

20120921-212532.jpg The Brooklyn Book Festival is this Sunday, September 23, 2012, 10am-6pm

Brooklyn Borough Hall and Plaza 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn NY 11201

Go here for the full schedule of book festival events held at SFC.

St. Francis College 180 Remsen Street Brooklyn, NY 11201

Some highlights include: 1:00 P.M. The Twilight of the Elites. Over the past decade, Americans watched in bafflement and rage as one institution after another—from Wall Street to Congress, from the Catholic Church to Major League Baseball—imploded under the weight of corruption. In the wake of the Fail Decade, Americans have historically low levels of trust in their institutions. How did we get here? With Twilight of the Elites, Christopher Hayes offers a radically novel answer. A conversation with MSNBC host Chris Hayes and Michelle Goldberg, moderated by Richard Kim.

3:00 P.M. Location, Location, Location. Colin Channer (Kingston Noir), Mark Leyner (The Sugar Frosted Nutsack) and Jessica Hagedorn (Toxicology) discuss themes of violence, drug use and crime in the very different locations of Jamaica, Dubai and Manhattan’s West Village. It just goes to show that almost every place in the world is united by the dark and devious. Moderated by Brigid Hughes.