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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Tim Dees

Tim Dees is the Editor-in-Chief of www.lawofficer.com. From 1979 to 19941, he was a law enforcement officer in Reno, Nevada. His writing has been publicshed in nearly every major law enforcement magazine, and he is the author of a guide to online resources for law enforcement officers that was published by Prentice-Hall in 2001. Tim […]

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Darren D. Gil

Darren D. Gil served more than 22 years as a special agent with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF). During this period, he served as Chief of the Counterterrorism Division and as the Counterterrorism Liaison between ATF and the FBI. Earlier in his career, he was also a […]

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A.T. Smith

A.T. Smith is currently Deputy Director of the United States Secret Service. As Deputy Director, Mr. Smith executes oversight of the agency’s daily operations, including approximately 7,000 personnel and $1.6 billion budget. He also develops and implements policy as it relates to the agency’s investigative and protective mission. Mr. Smith has received numerous citations of […]

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Stefan Spasovski

Stefan Spasovski graduated from the University of Alabama in 2012. He worked for the Tuscaloosa Police Department for two years before being accepted into the United States Marine Corps Officer Candidate School. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in August of 2015 and has since graduated from the the Basic School and the Basic […]

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Chelsie Dean Smith

Chelsie Dean Smith is 2009 alumna of the undergraduate program. She was promoted to Senior Probation and Parole Officer in June of this year. In September of 2014 she and her husband welcomed their first child, Henry Dean Smith.

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Doctoral Student Brad Barber & Dr. Bronwen Lichtenstein Work to Educate Parolees and Probationers about HIV

Dr. Bronwen Lichtenstein of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice  and Social Work student Brad Barber have been working to close the educational gap created by diverting felons from prisons, which have HIV education class, into community programs. This population is at an unusually high risk of HIV and often lacks basic information about […]

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Community Forum on Mass Incarceration in the US Draws Crowd

Wednesday, October 19, the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice hosted a public forum on mass incarceration in the United States. Dr. Adam Ghazi-Tehrani moderated the discussion, which was attended by approximately seventy-five students and community members. Panelists included Angela Gentry, a unit manager at the federal prison in Aliceville; Dr. Jennifer Kenney, an assistant […]

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Criminal Justice Students named Outstanding Sophomores by the College of Arts & Sciences

Each semester ten sophomores are recognized by the College of Arts & Sciences Leadership Board for their academic and other achievements.  The Leadership Board awards this honor each semester.  Each applicant is asked to provide a resume and a short essay describing their most important academic endeavor (fall) or their commitment to education and any obstacles […]

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