Mark Iris, Lecturer at Northwestern University, Executive Director (retired) City of Chicago Police
Dr. Mark Iris, Lecturer at Northwestern University in the Mathematical Methods Program in Social Sciences, will speak on the topic, Policing in the 21st Century: Use of Force and Police Misconduct. Police use of force is a major public controversy today, yet myths are widespread while facts remain elusive. Dr. Iris will discuss many issues, such as how and why force is used, and how the public misperceives the truth about police behavior.
Dr. Iris served as Executive Director of the Chicago Police Board for 21 years. That office is responsible for holding disciplinary hearings in cases of Chicago police officers who are accused of misconduct. In his role at Northwestern, he supervises research projects involving major city police departments and also instructs senior police managers at NU's Center for Public Safety.