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. Te article appears in full at the link below. http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/FRr7U8rGwtNmpdiHwNAu/full

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Dr. Diana Dolliver Analyzes Hybrid Approaches to Digital Forensic Investigations

An upcoming issue of the journal Digital Investigation: The International Journal of Digital Forensics & Incident Response will feature an article titled “Hybrid Approaches to Digital Forensic Investigations: A Comparative Analysis in an Institutional Context” and authored by Diana Dolliver, Carson Collins, and Beau Sams. An abstract appears below: Law enforcement agencies across the country are struggling to […]

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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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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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