Dr. Erin M. Kearns’s Research Asks Why Some Terrorist Attacks Receive More Media Attention that Others

Dr. Erin Kearns, Ms. Allison E. Betus, and Dr. Anthony F. Lemieux investigate disparity in media reportage of terrorist attacks in a recent article appearing the journal Justice Quarterly. The abstract and a link to the full article are below. Terrorist attacks often dominate news coverage as reporters seek to provide the public with information. […]

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Dr. Bronwen Lichtenstein and Dr. Stephen J. Clipper Explore Racial Disparities in Home Foreclosure

An article titled “Cumulative Disadvantage or Beating the Odds? Racial Disparities in Home Foreclosure by Neighbourhood Composition in the American Deep South” by Dr. Bronwen Lichtenstein, Dr. Joseph Weber, Dr. Stephen J. Clipper, and Mr. Spencer A. Fonte appears in the journal Housing, Theory and Society.  The abstract and a link to the full article […]

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Dr. Ariane Prohaska Considers Intersectional Approaches and Methodological Innovations in the Theorizing of Fat Oppression

Research by Dr. Ariane Prohaska and Dr. Jeannine A. Gailey appears in the October 2018 issue of the journal Fat Studies. The abstract appears below. The full article is available at the link. The oppression of fat people is built into institutions, pervades the cultural landscape, and affects the relationships and perceptions of people of size. […]

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Dr. Bronwen Lichtenstein Considers the “Pathologies of Power” in an Alabama Tuberculosis Outbreak

An article titled “Sharecropper’s Tuberculosis: Pathologies of Power in a Fatal Outbreak” by Dr. Bronwen Lichtenstein with co-authors Ms. Towanda Pettway and Dr. Joe Weber appears in the Journal Cross-Cultural Studies in Health and Illness. The abstract is below. The article can be viewed online. Tuberculosis Bacilli (TB) is a global scourge that affects poor […]

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Dr. Brittany Gilmer Explores the Intersections of Narratives, Media, and CJ Reform

An article by Dr. Brittany Gilmer and  Caroline Comerford titled “Promoting pirate prisons: exploring the intersections of narratives, media, and criminal justice reform in East Africa” appears in the October issue of Crime, Law and Social Change. The abstract is below. The full article is viewable online. In March of 2011, several news media outlets […]

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Instructor Douglas Klutz Authors CJ Career Guide

Douglas Klutz, who works as advising and internship director and as an instructor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, has written a comprehensive career guide for those interested in the field of criminal justice. Career Guide in Criminal Justice discusses career tracks in law enforcement, courts, and corrections and seeks to address common […]

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Dr. Ariane Prohaska and Dr. Melanie Holland Investigate Gender Effects in Sentencing

Ariane Prohaska, an associate professor at The University of Alabama, and Dr. Melanie Holland, an assistant professor at Pennsylvania State University, Altoona, have co-authored an article titled “Gender Effects Across Place: A Multilevel Investigation of Gender, Race/Ethnicity, and Region in Sentencing” that appears in the journal Race and Justice.  A full text of the article is […]

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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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