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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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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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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Emory University’s Dr. Robert Agnew Addresses Students & Faculty

Dr. Robert Agnew, a criminologist whose primary research and teaching interests are criminology and juvenile delinquency and who is well known for his development of general strain theory, visited the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice during March. Over the course of his visit, he spoke to groups of faculty and graduate students and toured various […]

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