Student Andrea Jacks Completes Prestigious Internship with U.S. Marshals

Student Andrea Jacks, who serves as president of our department’s honor society (Alpha Phi Sigma) and our Criminal Justice Student Association, completed a prestigious internship with the U.S. Marshals Service. As she recounts, “I learned firsthand about the agency’s critical mission to protect our judicial system. I had the opportunity to observe federal court proceedings,

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Alumni Profiles: Marverly Nettles (B.A. in Criminal Justice from UA)

Marverly Nettles, a Birmingham, Alabama native who earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from The University of Alabama, is in the midst of a tremendously exciting career. While at UA, Marverly had an athletic scholarship and was an active member of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority. Marverly’s career in Criminal Justice has included working

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New Faculty Fall 2022

Dr. Valasik’s research program is two-fold. The first component investigates the socio-spatial dynamics of gang behavior (i.e., territoriality, group cohesion, and violence). This includes comparing and contrasting the attributes of street gangs with other deviant groups (i.e., ISIS, Skinheads, Alt-Right, White Power Groups). The second component examines effective strategies aimed at reducing neighborhood violence and

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Race and Justice Townhall

In light of the racial justice protests that followed the murder of George Floyd this past summer, the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice hosted a town hall for students to discuss race and justice in the United States on November 2nd. The event was hosted by Dr. Kearns on zoom with Dr. Adam Ghazi-Tehrani,

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CCJ introduces new faculty members for Spring 2021

Jacob Church joined The University of Alabama’s Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice as a full-time instructor and academic advisor in Spring 2021. He will graduate with his Ph.D. in Sociology from Kent State University in the Spring of 2021. His dissertation examines racial and gender sentencing disparities in the population of North Carolina felony

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Dr. Matthew Dolliver appointed director of the graduate program

The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice is proud to present Dr. Matthew Dolliver as the new director of the graduate program! While the Fall 2020 semester presents some unique challenges, Dr. Dolliver is striving to help our graduate students foster a sense of community. While our students may not be able to always meet

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