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Amherst is subject of new book on preventing delinquency

Amherst’s role in creating its reputation as one of the safest cities in the United States is now the subject of a new book.
Criminologist Simon Singer, a professor at Northeastern University, will be at the University at Buffalo next month to present two free talks about his book, “America’s Safest City: Delinquency and Modernity in Suburbia.”
Singer’s book explains how a large suburb like Amherst can be viewed as a modern-day, 21st century city, in part, because of its success in preventing its middle-class youth from becoming high-delinquency offenders.
Singer, who was a professor of sociology at the University at Buffalo before moving to Northeastern, will speak at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6 at the Center for Tomorrow, Flint Road at Service Center Road, on the North Campus in Amherst.
He also will speak at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 7 at the Baldy Center, 411 O’Brian Hall, on the North Campus. His presentation will be followed by a question and answer period until 2 p.m.

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