Dr. Robert Agnew, a criminologist whose primary research and teaching interests are criminology and juvenile delinquency and who is well known for his development of general strain theory, visited the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice during March. Over the course of his visit, he spoke to groups of faculty and graduate students and toured various facilities connected with the Department and the University, including Joint Electronic Crimes Taskforce’s lab and Bryant-Denny Stadium. His visit culminated with a public talk entitled “There’s Nothing To Do: Boredom as a Cause of Crime.”
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Dr. Adam Lankford recently published a study on the 2016 Dallas and Baton Rouge cop killers, who committed two of the worst targeted attacks on American police officers in recent history — within eleven days of each other.