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.”
In the Media
The analysis has also identified explicit name-calling and the infantilization of older adults for their vulnerability to COVID-19…Age discrimination therefore occurs on multiple levels for older adults who will continue to bear the brunt of COVID-19 in terms of social burdens and body counts as the pandemic continues its grim march across the globe.