Dr. Bronwen Lichtenstein’s Research on HIV Risk Appears in Culture, Health & Sexuality

Dr. Lichtenstein’s article, titled “Ricky and Lucy: gender stereotyping among young Black men who have sex with men in the US Deep South and the implications for HIV risk in a severely affected population” and co-authored with Emma Sophia Kay, Ian Klinger, and Matt G. Mutchler, appears in the latest issue of the journal Culture, […]

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Criminal Justice Student Groups Fight Human Trafficking

The members of Alpha Phi Sigma and the Criminal Justice Student Associate led a campus crusade against human trafficking this spring.  They invited a panel from local law enforcement and The Well House to speak about human trafficking in Alabama. In addition to this successful event, CJSA and Alpha Phi Sigma partnered with local restaurants […]

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Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice Announces Name Change

Department Announces Name Change Since 2001, the number of undergraduates majoring in the Department of Criminal Justice has increased more than 300 percent. Last year alone, more than 2,000 students took Introduction to Criminal Justice, and the department now holds some of the most popular majors on campus. “Our growth is due in large part […]

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Dr. Ariane Prohaska’s Research on Tuscaloosa’s Tornado Recovery Appears in the International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters

Dr. Ariane Prohaska and co-author and CCJ alumna Kaci Smart examined how social vulnerability to disaster continued into the recovery phase following Tuscaloosa’s 2011 tornado. Data indicate that the majority of replacement housing has been high-end apartments for college students rather than residential construction to house local families. Prohaska and Smart discuss the consequences of […]

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Joint Electronic Crimes Task Force Collaborates with ALEA in Operation Standing Guard

In May, the Joint Electronic Crimes Task Force collaborated with ALEA, the Etowah County Sheriff’s Office, Homeland Security, Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, and Walker County Sheriff’s office on a three-day-long investigation of  child pornography in the state. The operation led to the arrest of three suspects. http://abc3340.com/news/local/alea-child-porn-sting-operation-results-in-five-arrests

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Sociology Students Help Protect a Vulnerable Population from HIV

HIV has been called the “sociological epidemic” because it often affects those who are poor and marginalized. Dr. Bronwen Lichtenstein teaches SOC 360 Sociology of HIV/AIDS, a course that works to dissect the social inequalities, history, myths and issues of the disease. Students study how the disease is – and isn’t – transmitted, its relationship […]

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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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