Publications

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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Dr. Bronwen Lichtenstein Considers the “Pathologies of Power” in an Alabama Tuberculosis Outbreak

An article titled “Sharecropper’s Tuberculosis: Pathologies of Power in a Fatal Outbreak” by Dr. Bronwen Lichtenstein with co-authors Ms. Towanda Pettway and Dr. Joe Weber appears in the Journal Cross-Cultural Studies in Health and Illness. The abstract is below. The article can be viewed online. Tuberculosis Bacilli (TB) is a global scourge that affects poor […]

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Dr. Brittany Gilmer Explores the Intersections of Narratives, Media, and CJ Reform

An article by Dr. Brittany Gilmer and  Caroline Comerford titled “Promoting pirate prisons: exploring the intersections of narratives, media, and criminal justice reform in East Africa” appears in the October issue of Crime, Law and Social Change. The abstract is below. The full article is viewable online. In March of 2011, several news media outlets […]

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Instructor Douglas Klutz Authors CJ Career Guide

Douglas Klutz, who works as advising and internship director and as an instructor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, has written a comprehensive career guide for those interested in the field of criminal justice. Career Guide in Criminal Justice discusses career tracks in law enforcement, courts, and corrections and seeks to address common […]

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Dr. Ariane Prohaska and Dr. Melanie Holland Investigate Gender Effects in Sentencing

Ariane Prohaska, an associate professor at The University of Alabama, and Dr. Melanie Holland, an assistant professor at Pennsylvania State University, Altoona, have co-authored an article titled “Gender Effects Across Place: A Multilevel Investigation of Gender, Race/Ethnicity, and Region in Sentencing” that appears in the journal Race and Justice.  A full text of the article is […]

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Dr. Erin Kearns Explores Officer Opinions of Community Policing

Despite community policing’s potential to improve relationships between police and citizens, not all officers equally support these measures. Recent research by Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice professor Erin Kearns explores this resistance. The article appears in full at the link below. http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/FRr7U8rGwtNmpdiHwNAu/full […]

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