Research

Daniel Lockwood & Dr. Ariane Prohaska Investigate Police Attitudes Toward Domestic Violence

Dr. Prohaska and Daniel Lockwood, an alumnus of the Department of Criminal Justice, reviewed existing literature about police responses to intimate partner violence and the role officers’ gender plays in their responses, including arrest rates, criteria considered when making the decision to arrest, and whether  officers and victims of intimate partner violence have a preference […]

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Dr. Ida Johnson’s Research on Parolee Attitudes Appears in American Journal of Criminal Justice

Ida Johnson performed a qualitative analysis of parolee perceptions of their parole experience and their relationship with their parole officer using face to face interviews with sixty female parolees in a Southern state. Women interviewed had spent 7.5 years in prison on average and had been on parole from one to five years prior to the […]

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Dr. Lankford Returns from Prolific Sabbatical

Dr. Adam Lankford spent the Fall 2015 semester focusing specifically on research. He returned having published a number of new articles. Among them are “Are There Reasons for Optimism in  the Battle Against Sexual Assault?” in Sociology Compass; “Are America’s Public Mass Shooters Unique? A Comparative Analysis of Offenders in the United States and Other […]

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Dolliver Examines European Drug Trafficking Through Socio-Cultural Lens

Dr. Diana Dolliver’s article, “Socio-Cultural Impacts on Drug Trafficking Trends in Europe,” applies socio-cultural criminological theory to the well-known global patterns of drug trafficking. Data for her impirical study were gathered from fourteen European countries from 1995 to 2009 and were analyzed using pooled cross-sectional multivariate time series. Officially reported drug seizure amounts were used […]

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Dr. Diana Dolliver Continues Scholarship on Tor Network with a Third Article

This article, entitled “A Rejoinder to Authors: Data Collection on Tor,” has, along with two previous, appeared in The International Journal of Drug Policy. Dr. Dolliver utilized webcrawling software to collect data that ultimately indicated that Silk Road 2, while not primarily a drug market, is broadly used for drug trafficking. Her study’s goals were compare the […]

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Dr. Bronwen Lichtenstein & Dr. Matthew Dolliver Collaborate on Article about Families of Mass Shooters

Dr. Dolliver and Dr. Lichtenstein, both professors in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Alabama, examined blame attribution in popular media concerning the families of Dylan Klebold, Eric Harris, and Adam Lanza and the role of gender and gender constructions in the assignment of that blame. An article based on their findings, […]

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Brad Barber & Dr. Bronwen Lichtenstein’s Research in Attitudes about HIV Breaks New Ground

Dr. Lichtenstein, a faculty member in the University of Alabama’s Department of Criminal Justice, and Brad Barber, a graduate of the department’s Masters program, examined possible links between HIV criminalization and barriers to HIV prevention and care among convicted offenders. Read more about the article based on their findings here: http://hivlawandpolicy.org/fine-print-blog/new-research-examines-attitudes-about-hiv-and-support-hiv-criminal-laws-among […]

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Dr. Adam Lankford’s Research on Fame-Seeking Mass Shooters Cited by the Los Angeles Times

Dr. Adam Lankford’s research on fame-seeking mass shooters was recently cited by the Los Angeles Times. Dr. Lankford has been investigating this motive among mass killers for a number of years. In a current study, he tackles several critical questions: How common is this desire for fame among mass shooters—are there just several notable examples, […]

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Student and Instructor Win Best Paper

Ms. Danielle Crimmins and Dr. Kate Siegfried-Spellar won best paper at the International Organization of Social Sciences and Behavioral Research (IOSSBR) conference.  Ms. Crimmins was an undergraduate student in the Criminal Justice department who graduated in 2012. Through an independent study course Ms. Crimmins and Dr. Siegfried-Spellar worked on a paper that resulted in a publication: “Peer Attachment, […]

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Dr. Bronwen Lichtenstein wins UA Award for Sociology Project

The 2014 UA Awards Luncheon for the Center for Community Based Partnerships was held Friday, April 18th in the Bryant Conference Center. Sociology students from the Department of Criminal Justice partnered with the West Alabama AIDS Outreach. SOC 360 students (sociology of HIV/AIDS) met with WAAO clients for lunch, fun, and games for the purpose […]

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