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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CJSA & Alpha Phi Sigma work to fight human trafficking

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The Criminal Justice Student Association and Alpha Phi Sigma will be partnering with organizations around campus to help raise money and collect items for a local shelter for victims of sex trafficking, The Well House of Birmingham. April activities begin Tuesday, April 4 with talks from experts on human trafficking, […]

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Spring Colloquium Series

The Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice announces a new colloquium series this spring. January 27, 2017: Dr. Stephen J. Clipper will discuss “Efficacy of Pretrial Release Mechanisms in Preventing Failure to Appear.” February 24, 2017: Dr. Adam Ghazi-Tehrani will discuss “State Actors and Cybercrime: Implications for Cyber Security.” March 24, 2017: Dr. Andrea Glenn […]

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Community Forum on Mass Incarceration in the US Draws Crowd

Wednesday, October 19, the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice hosted a public forum on mass incarceration in the United States. Dr. Adam Ghazi-Tehrani moderated the discussion, which was attended by approximately seventy-five students and community members. Panelists included Angela Gentry, a unit manager at the federal prison in Aliceville; Dr. Jennifer Kenney, an assistant […]

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Criminal Justice Students named Outstanding Sophomores by the College of Arts & Sciences

Each semester ten sophomores are recognized by the College of Arts & Sciences Leadership Board for their academic and other achievements.  The Leadership Board awards this honor each semester.  Each applicant is asked to provide a resume and a short essay describing their most important academic endeavor (fall) or their commitment to education and any obstacles […]

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