Dr. Adam Lankford’s Research on Fame-Seeking Criminals Appears in TIME

Dr. Adam Lankford, an associate professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, recently wrote an op-ed for TIME magazine entitled “Why Facebook-Live Tempts Fame-Seeking Criminals.” Check out the full article below! http://time.com/4745514/facebook-live-murder-rape/

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CCJ Students Garner Awards at the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference

The Undergraduate Research & Creative Activity Conference is an annual event at The University of Alabama that provides undergraduates an opportunity to highlight their research or creative activity. In addition to bringing attention to the excellent work of University students, the Conference allows students to gain experience presenting, compete for cash prizes and form relationships […]

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Dr. Stephen Clipper’s Research into Adolescent Gang Membership Appears in the Journal Deviant Behavior

Dr. Stephen Clipper, along with co-authors Nina Barbieri and Arthur G. Vasquez, considers adolescent gang membership and differences in ethnic identity, esteems, and efficacy in an article first published in the journal Deviant Behavior in June of 2016. An abstract of the article is below.  The full text of the research is available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01639625.2016.1185870

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Dr. Lesley Reid’s Research on Immigration Goes Viral

Dr. Robert Adelman, of the University at Buffalo [NY]; Gail Markle, of Kennesaw State University; Charles Jaret, of Georgia State University; Saskia Weiss, an independent scholar; and Dr. Lesley Reid, chair of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Alabama, explored the links between immigration and crime. They sampled forty years of […]

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Dr. Josh Wakeham’s Work in Social Epistemology Appears in the Journal Sociological Theory

Dr. Josh Wakeham considers bullshit a problem of social epistemology in an article first published by Sociological Theory on 16 March 2017. An abstract appears below. The full text of the research is available online: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0735275117692835 Bullshit is a widely recognized problem. While philosophy has given the topic some consideration, the analysis it offers is limited […]

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Emory University’s Dr. Robert Agnew Addresses Students & Faculty

Dr. Robert Agnew, a criminologist whose primary research and teaching interests are criminology and juvenile delinquency and who is well known for his development of general strain theory, visited the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice during March. Over the course of his visit, he spoke to groups of faculty and graduate students and toured various […]

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CJSA & Alpha Phi Sigma work to fight human trafficking

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The Criminal Justice Student Association and Alpha Phi Sigma will be partnering with organizations around campus to help raise money and collect items for a local shelter for victims of sex trafficking, The Well House of Birmingham. April activities begin Tuesday, April 4 with talks from experts on human trafficking, […]

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Spring Colloquium Series

The Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice announces a new colloquium series this spring. January 27, 2017: Dr. Stephen J. Clipper will discuss “Efficacy of Pretrial Release Mechanisms in Preventing Failure to Appear.” February 24, 2017: Dr. Adam Ghazi-Tehrani will discuss “State Actors and Cybercrime: Implications for Cyber Security.” March 24, 2017: Dr. Andrea Glenn […]

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A.C. Roper

A.C. Roper, a graduate of the Masters Program, is the Chief of the Birmingham Police Department. His extensive law enforcement career began in Montgomery in 1985. In 1988, he returned home to the Birmingham area where he took a position at the Hoover PD. He eventually rose to the rank of Assistant Chief of Police. In […]

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Jackie Chavez

Jackie Chavez is a 2006 alumna of the Masters program. She has worked as a fraud investigator for NWI Investigative Group, Inc. and as an instructor at Mississippi State University.  She holds a PhD in Sociology from Mississippi State University and is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Troy University.

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