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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Dr. Jane Daquin Examines the Impacts of Mental Health Treatment, Mental Disorders on Victimization Among Prisoners

In an article appearing in the latest issue of the journal Criminal Behavior and Mental Health, Jane Daquin and co-author Leah E. Daigle examine the relationship between specific mental disorders, psychiatric symptoms, and victimization in prison and the effect of treatment of the disorders on victimization risk. The article appears in full at the link […]

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Dr. Adam Lankford Explores the Role of Social Contagion in Mass Killings

Along with his co-author Sara Tomek, Adam Lankford examined the wide-spread belief that mass killings are socially contagious for up to two weeks in a recent article in the journal Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior. Their study compared observed chronological clusters of mass killings in the U.S. between 2006 and 2013 and clusters of in […]

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Dr. Stephen Clipper Explores the Link Between Bond Forfeiture and Pretrial Release Mechanism in Dallas Co., TX

Stephen Clipper, along with Robert G. Morris and Amanda Russell-Kaplan, evaluated the efficacy of four pretrial jail release mechanisms, attorney bonds, cash bonds, commercial bail bonds, and release via pretrial services agency. They conducted their research with data culled from state justice records comprising all defendants booked into the Dallas County, Texas, jail during 2008. […]

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Dr. Bronwen Lichtenstein’s Research on HIV Risk Appears in Culture, Health & Sexuality

Dr. Lichtenstein’s article, titled “Ricky and Lucy: gender stereotyping among young Black men who have sex with men in the US Deep South and the implications for HIV risk in a severely affected population” and co-authored with Emma Sophia Kay, Ian Klinger, and Matt G. Mutchler, appears in the latest issue of the journal Culture, […]

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Dr. Ariane Prohaska’s Research on Tuscaloosa’s Tornado Recovery Appears in the International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters

Dr. Ariane Prohaska and co-author and CCJ alumna Kaci Smart examined how social vulnerability to disaster continued into the recovery phase following Tuscaloosa’s 2011 tornado. Data indicate that the majority of replacement housing has been high-end apartments for college students rather than residential construction to house local families. Prohaska and Smart discuss the consequences of […]

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Dr. Adam Lankford’s Research on Fame-Seeking Criminals Appears in TIME

Dr. Adam Lankford, an associate professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, recently wrote an op-ed for TIME magazine entitled “Why Facebook-Live Tempts Fame-Seeking Criminals.” Check out the full article below! http://time.com/4745514/facebook-live-murder-rape/

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Dr. Stephen Clipper’s Research into Adolescent Gang Membership Appears in the Journal Deviant Behavior

Dr. Stephen Clipper, along with co-authors Nina Barbieri and Arthur G. Vasquez, considers adolescent gang membership and differences in ethnic identity, esteems, and efficacy in an article first published in the journal Deviant Behavior in June of 2016. An abstract of the article is below.  The full text of the research is available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01639625.2016.1185870

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Dr. Lesley Reid’s Research on Immigration Goes Viral

Dr. Robert Adelman, of the University at Buffalo [NY]; Gail Markle, of Kennesaw State University; Charles Jaret, of Georgia State University; Saskia Weiss, an independent scholar; and Dr. Lesley Reid, chair of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Alabama, explored the links between immigration and crime. They sampled forty years of […]

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Dr. Josh Wakeham’s Work in Social Epistemology Appears in the Journal Sociological Theory

Dr. Josh Wakeham considers bullshit a problem of social epistemology in an article first published by Sociological Theory on 16 March 2017. An abstract appears below. The full text of the research is available online: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0735275117692835 Bullshit is a widely recognized problem. While philosophy has given the topic some consideration, the analysis it offers is limited […]

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