UA Criminal Justice Professor Ranked No. 1 in U.S.

This article was originally published on the UA News site. University of Alabama criminology and criminal justice instructor Douglas Klutz has been named the No. 1 college professor in the United States once again. Both CEOWORLD Magazine and Best Value Schools ranked Klutz as No. 1 in 2020. In 2017, Klutz was rated the No. 1 professor in the country […]

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Media and the Public Opinion of Torture

The article was originally published in the College of Arts and Science Desktop News. According to Dr. Erin Kearns, an assistant professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at The University of Alabama, recent polls say that about half of adults in the United States think torture is acceptable in counterterrorism. The academic understanding is […]

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Cyber Security Scholarships Available to UA Students

Checkout out the link below for the full story! UA students are encouraged to contact other faculty members on the grant. Students in criminology and criminal justice can contact Dr. Diana Dolliver, UA associate professor of criminology and criminal justice, at dldolliver@ua.edu.   Cyber Security Scholarships Available to UA Students […]

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Dr. Erin Kearns asks When do attacks get covered as terrorism and when are they attributed to mental illness?

Dr. Erin Kearns, Ms. Allison E. Betus, and Dr. Anthony F. Lemieux expand on their previous research of “Why Do Some Terrorist Attacks Receive More Media Attention Than Others” by researching how the media distorts public opinion of shootings as a mental health issue or terrorism depending on the perpetrator’s skin color. The link to […]

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Dr. Erin M. Kearns’s Research Asks Why Some Terrorist Attacks Receive More Media Attention that Others

Dr. Erin Kearns, Ms. Allison E. Betus, and Dr. Anthony F. Lemieux investigate disparity in media reportage of terrorist attacks in a recent article appearing the journal Justice Quarterly. The abstract and a link to the full article is below. Terrorist attacks often dominate news coverage as reporters seek to provide the public with information. […]

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Dr. Bronwen Lichtenstein and Dr. Stephen J. Clipper Explore Racial Disparities in Home Foreclosure

An article titled “Cumulative Disadvantage or Beating the Odds? Racial Disparities in Home Foreclosure by Neighbourhood Composition in the American Deep South” by Dr. Bronwen Lichtenstein, Dr. Joseph Weber, Dr. Stephen J. Clipper, and Mr. Spencer A. Fonte appears in the journal Housing, Theory and Society.  The abstract and a link to the full article […]

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Dr. Ariane Prohaska Considers Intersectional Approaches and Methodological Innovations in the Theorizing of Fat Oppression

Research by Dr. Ariane Prohaska and Dr. Jeannine A. Gailey appears in the October 2018 issue of the journal Fat Studies. The abstract appears below. The full article is available at the link. The oppression of fat people is built into institutions, pervades the cultural landscape, and affects the relationships and perceptions of people of size. […]

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