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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

Dr. Adam Lankford Explores the Role of Social Contagion in Mass Killings

Along with his co-author Sara Tomek, Adam Lankford examined the wide-spread belief that mass killings are socially contagious for up to two weeks in a recent article in the journal Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior. Their study compared observed chronological clusters of mass killings in the U.S. between 2006 and 2013 and clusters of in […]

Read More

Dr. Stephen Clipper Explores the Link Between Bond Forfeiture and Pretrial Release Mechanism in Dallas Co., TX

Stephen Clipper, along with Robert G. Morris and Amanda Russell-Kaplan, evaluated the efficacy of four pretrial jail release mechanisms, attorney bonds, cash bonds, commercial bail bonds, and release via pretrial services agency. They conducted their research with data culled from state justice records comprising all defendants booked into the Dallas County, Texas, jail during 2008. […]

Read More

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, […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More