Dr. Erin Kearns Explores Officer Opinions of Community Policing

Despite community policing’s potential to improve relationships between police and citizens, not all officers equally support these measures. Recent research by Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice professor Erin Kearns explores this resistance. Te article appears in full at the link below. http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/FRr7U8rGwtNmpdiHwNAu/full

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Dr. Diana Dolliver Analyzes Hybrid Approaches to Digital Forensic Investigations

An upcoming issue of the journal Digital Investigation: The International Journal of Digital Forensics & Incident Response will feature an article titled “Hybrid Approaches to Digital Forensic Investigations: A Comparative Analysis in an Institutional Context” and authored by Diana Dolliver, Carson Collins, and Beau Sams. An abstract appears below: Law enforcement agencies across the country are struggling to […]

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Alpha Phi Sigma & the Criminal Justice Student Association Tour Correctional Institute

On Tuesday, October 17th, members of the Criminal Justice Student Association and Alpha Phi Sigma toured the W.E. Donaldson Correctional Facility in Bessemer, Alabama.

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Scott Deaton Memorial Scholarship Applications Accepted

The Scott Deaton Endowed Scholarship in Criminal Justice was established to honor the memory of Scott Deaton and to promote academic excellence for students majoring in criminal justice in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Alabama. This scholarship is a one-time annual monetary award. Renewal of the scholarship is not automatic, […]

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Dr. Adam Lankford Argues Against Media Naming Mass Killers

In a recent issue of the journal American Behavioral Scientist, Dr. Adam Lankford and co-author Dr. Eric Madfis explain that a significant body of research indicates that many mass shooters are fame seeking and that fame-seeking shooters tend to kill and wound significantly more victims than other mass shooters. Lankford and Madfis argue that a change […]

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Dr. Prohaska Discusses Her Roles as a Tornado Survivor, Researcher in Recent Chapter

A recent edited volume, Negotiating the Emotional Challenges of Conducting Deeply Personal Research in Health, explores how the emotional impact of trauma influences practice and outcome success in health-related fields. This text, which is edited by Alexandra “Xan” C.H. Nowakowski and J.E Sumerau and is published by CRC Press is of interest to public health practioners, […]

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Instructor Douglas Klutz Earns Student Accolades

Forbes Magazine reports that Douglas Klutz, an instructor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, is the top-rated professor in the nation on the MTV-owned site Rate My Professors.  Three hundred and nineteen students have weighed in on their experience in his classroom and described his instruction as “fascinating,” “captivating,” and “awesome.” Students also […]

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CCJatUA Announces Community Forum on Campus Sexual Assault

Students and community members will have the chance to learn about responses to rape and sexual assault on the University of Alabama campus. Representatives from the law school, Title IX office, the Women and Gender Resource Center, Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, the Tuscaloosa Police Department, and a student organization combating rape and sexual assault will […]

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Dr. Adam Lankford Draws on New Research to Re-Examine the Mental Health of 9-11 Hijackers

Adam Lankford’s research into the mental health problems of the 9-11 terrorists appears in a recent issue of the journal Studies in Conflict & Terrorism. In the more than fifteen years since the attacks, research on the psychology of terrorists has advanced and new information has become available on some of the attackers. Lankford’s study […]

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Dr. Jane Daquin Examines the Impacts of Mental Health Treatment, Mental Disorders on Victimization Among Prisoners

In an article appearing in the latest issue of the journal Criminal Behavior and Mental Health, Jane Daquin and co-author Leah E. Daigle examine the relationship between specific mental disorders, psychiatric symptoms, and victimization in prison and the effect of treatment of the disorders on victimization risk. The article appears in full at the link […]

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