Sociology Students Tie for First at URSCA

John E. Denton John won first place (tie) for his oral presentation in the social sciences section of the UA Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (URSCA) Summit on April 13, 2017. The title of his presentation was: “Accept or Decline?” Deciding Factors in a Voluntary HIV Testing Program at the Parole Office.”  He won […]

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Sociology Students Earn Accolades at URCA

Kylie Hopkins Kylie was a session winner (5th place) at the social science section of the UA Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference (URCA) on March, 26 2018. The title of her poster was “Is Divorce Fair? The Gender Dynamics of Property Division.” She was mentored by Dr. Bronwen Lichtenstein. Kylie is in her sophomore […]

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Criminal Justice Student Earns Dean’s Award of Merit

The Dean’s Award of Merit recognizes four graduating seniors who have distinguished themselves through academic excellence, scholarly engagement, and outstanding service to others. Among this year’s honorees is Kathryn Hartig. Katie is majoring in Criminal Justice and Mathematics and is a member of Alpha Phi Sigma. She is also the recipient of the Department of […]

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Alpha Phi Sigma to Host Career Fair

Representatives of more than sixty agencies from across the region will be in attendance to meet with students seeking internships and jobs. Join us in the Ferguson Center Ballroom from 11am to 4pm on Tuesday, February 20.

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“If Torture Is Wrong, What About 24?” Dr. Erin Kearns explores the Hollywood Effect

Recent research by Erin Kearns and co-author Joseph K. Young explored the effects of media depictions of torture as a counterterrorism on public opinion and policy. Their work appears in the journal Crime & Delinquency. The full text of the article is available at the link below: http://journals.sagepub.com/eprint/UViy8fZPMdbAUNkcZj2r/full  

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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. The 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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