Department News

Fall Community Forum

On November 18th, the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice hosted a Community Panel on the topic of Immigration and Crime. Dr. Lesley Reid was joined by Resha Swanson from the Adelante Alabama Worker Center and Special Agent Douglas Gilmer from the Department of Homeland Security. The panel members discussed the myths surrounding immigration and […]

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Meet our new faculty & staff!

Jihoon Kim is a South Korea native who received his Doctor of Philosophy in criminology, law and society from the University of Florida. He was in ROTC during his undergraduate years, and served 2 years in reconnaissance battalion. He was awarded several national and regional awards, including the American Society of Criminology’s Gene Carte Award, […]

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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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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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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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