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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“If Torture Is Wrong, What About 24?” Dr. Erin Kearns explores the Hollywood Effect

Recent research by Erin Kearns and co-author Joseph K. Young explored the effects of media depictions of torture as a counterterrorism on public opinion and policy. Their work appears in the journal Crime & Delinquency. The full text of the article is available at the link below: http://journals.sagepub.com/eprint/UViy8fZPMdbAUNkcZj2r/full  

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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. 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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