St. Francis College welcomes Frank Wilson (Department of Criminology, Indiana State University) to speak on “What Forty Years of Cop Films Can Tell Us About Racism, White Privilege, and Reactions to Ferguson.”
Dr. Wilson is an associate professor in the department of criminology and criminal justice at Indiana State University. He is the founding Chair of the Annual InternationalCrime, Media, and Popular Culture Studies Conference. His research interests include the depiction of municipal police officers in the media and its impact on recruitment and retention. Dr. Wilson is currently researching and writing a book on the largest prison cemetery in the United States and his book "Crime and Media Studies: Diversity of Method, Medium, and Communication" is forthcoming this year.