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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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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