Cultural Crash Course: Black Lives Matter (Online)
Black Lives Matter (BLM) is a social movement that confronts institutional and cultural violence. Dr. Caravelis will discuss these and other aspects of criminal justice reform and the Black Lives Matter movement. Dr. Caravelis’s current research interests include examining the relationship between social threat and social control, the effect of inequality on crime, social justice and the death penalty.
Dr. Cyndy Caravelis is a professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Western Carolina University. Dr. Carvelis earned her BA, MS, and Ph.D at Florida State University all through the department of criminology and criminal justice. Her expertise in criminology has driven her to explore the relationship between social threat and social control, the effect of inequality on crime, social justice, and the death penalty.
Dr. Carvelis’ education has allowed her to make great contributions the to criminal justice system in the state of Florida, formerly serving positions as a legislative analyst for Florida’s Commission on Capital Cases, as a crime intelligence analyst for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and as an academic instructor in both male and female correctional institutions.
Dr. Carvelis has experience taking students abroad to expand on her courses in social justice and law, which just a glimpse into her commitment to the world of academia. Dr. Cyndy Caravelis Hughes’ work is published and can be found where she maintains an informational site about her research and teaching at https://faculty.wcu.edu/caravelis/faculty-name/curriculum-vita/