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Realignment of funds for social services discussed

Realignment of Funds for Social Services Discussed
Vincent R. Holmes, left, principal analyst of Los Angeles County's service integration unit, and Laura Farinella, deputy chief of the Long Beach Police Department, at USC’s “Shifting the Burden” discussion

Representatives of county and city governments joined academic policy scholars on Feb. 10 at USC to begin a yearlong series of panel discussions exploring California’s realignment of services and funds in the areas of prisoner reentry, social services and redevelopment.

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NYPD expert breaks down Al Qaeda’s plots

NYPD Expert Breaks Down Al Qaeda's Plots
Mitchell Silber, director of intelligence analysis for the NYPD Analytical and Cyber Units, lectures at the Ronald Tutor Campus Center.

Perceptions of Al Qaeda as a highly organized, rigidly centralized group that spanned the globe and exercised a precise strategy to defeat the West have proven to be untrue, Mitchell Silber said on Jan. 17 at the first of an ongoing lecture forum offered by the USC National Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE).

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Racial identity is changing among Latinos

Racial Identity Is Changing Among Latinos
A recent study conducted by Amon Emeka, above, and Jody Agius Vallejo, assistant professors of sociology in USC Dornsife, explores why many people with Latin American ancestry do not choose a Hispanic ethnic identification on U.S. Census surveys.

Some first-, second- and later-generation Latinos in the United States are not identifying themselves ethnically as Latino as they integrate into the fabric of American society, a recent study by the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences found.