Susan Penrod

Susan Penrod started at UA in 2007.  By the first semester of her sophomore year, she started to get involved with the Criminal Justice Student Association, working with faculty to set up guest speakers and activities.   By my second year in the department, I was in charge of the CJSA.  While managing CJSA, I […]

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Ken Fetzer

Ken Fetzer enrolled at the University of Alabama as a Criminal Justice major in 1988.  He attributes his success to his active involvement in the Criminal Justice Student Association while studying for his undergraduate degree.   “Through my participation in CJSA, I was one of the first employees of the University of Alabama Escort Service, […]

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Michele Bishop

Michele Bishop became a Criminal Justice major in 1994.  While in the department, Michele was involved with the Criminal Justice Student Association, Alpha Phi Sigma, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and Epsilon Sigma Alpha.   “While working on my undergraduate degree, the Criminal Justice Department helped me with enrollment in two internship programs.  One […]

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Student and Instructor Win Best Paper

Ms. Danielle Crimmins and Dr. Kate Siegfried-Spellar won best paper at the International Organization of Social Sciences and Behavioral Research (IOSSBR) conference.  Ms. Crimmins was an undergraduate student in the Criminal Justice department who graduated in 2012. Through an independent study course Ms. Crimmins and Dr. Siegfried-Spellar worked on a paper that resulted in a publication: “Peer Attachment, […]

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Open Faculty Positions

The Department of Criminal Justice at The University of Alabama invites applications for two tenured/tenure-track faculty positions. Click this link to open a description of the positions (opens in a Word document format).

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Criminal Justice Students Awarded at Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference

Criminal Justice students, Bethany Herndon, Jason Atchison, and Momoko Suma, were awarded winners at this year’s Undergraduate Research & Creative Activity Conference for their poster presentations. Their faculty mentors, Mark Lanier and Ariane Prohaska, were also recognized. Poster Presentation – Social Sciences 4th Place Bethany Herndon, Criminal Justice Jason Atchison, Criminal Justice Faculty Mentor: Mark […]

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Dr. Bronwen Lichtenstein wins UA Award for Sociology Project

The 2014 UA Awards Luncheon for the Center for Community Based Partnerships was held Friday, April 18th in the Bryant Conference Center. Sociology students from the Department of Criminal Justice partnered with the West Alabama AIDS Outreach. SOC 360 students (sociology of HIV/AIDS) met with WAAO clients for lunch, fun, and games for the purpose […]

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Douglas Klutz Awarded for his Outstanding Commitment to Advising

Douglas Klutz, a full-time instructor in the Department of Criminal Justice, has recently been recognized by The University of Alabama’s Academic Advisors Association (UA-AAA) for his “Outstanding Commitment to Advising”. Doug is well-known by the students as the one and only advisor for the department. UA-AAA is an association to promote quality academic advising at […]

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Dr. Lankford Invited to Academic Workshop on “The Origins of Violence: From the Brain to World Wars.”

Dr. Adam Lankford was invited by Harvard University psychologist Steven Pinker and ASU theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss to be one of 14 scholars participating in a three day interdisciplinary workshop on “The Origins of Violence: From the Brain to World Wars,” from April 4-6, 2014. Other scholars invited include Harvard University primatologist Richard Wrangham, UCLA […]

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Dr. Mark Lanier’s “A Mixed Methods Analysis of Human Trafficking” Recieves Best Paper Award

Dr. Lanier’s paper on human trafficking was recognized as Best Paper at the International Society of Social Sciences and Behavioral Research, Spring 2014 Conference. The conference was held in Biloxi, Mississippi, and chaired by Randall Valentine, Ph.D. Lanier’s “A Mixed Methods Analysis of Human Trafficking” was co-authored with Colin Farrell, an Assistant Professor in Health […]

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