Faculty in the Media

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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Dr. Adam Lankford Argues Against Media Naming Mass Killers

In a recent issue of the journal American Behavioral Scientist, Dr. Adam Lankford and co-author Dr. Eric Madfis explain that a significant body of research indicates that many mass shooters are fame seeking and that fame-seeking shooters tend to kill and wound significantly more victims than other mass shooters. Lankford and Madfis argue that a change […]

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Dr. Prohaska Discusses Her Roles as a Tornado Survivor, Researcher in Recent Chapter

A recent edited volume, Negotiating the Emotional Challenges of Conducting Deeply Personal Research in Health, explores how the emotional impact of trauma influences practice and outcome success in health-related fields. This text, which is edited by Alexandra “Xan” C.H. Nowakowski and J.E Sumerau and is published by CRC Press is of interest to public health practioners, […]

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Dr. Adam Lankford Draws on New Research to Re-Examine the Mental Health of 9-11 Hijackers

Adam Lankford’s research into the mental health problems of the 9-11 terrorists appears in a recent issue of the journal Studies in Conflict & Terrorism. In the more than fifteen years since the attacks, research on the psychology of terrorists has advanced and new information has become available on some of the attackers. Lankford’s study […]

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