Research

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. 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. 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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