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James Alan Fox and, doctoral student, Emma Fridel: The Tenuous Connections Involving Mass Shootings, Mental Illness, and Gun Laws

James Alan Fox and Emma Fridel have published “The Tenuous Connections Involving Mass Shootings, Mental Illness, and Gun Laws” through Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. Abstract: Despite their exceptional rarity, high-profile mass murders, particularly those involving firearms, are often linked to deficiencies in our mental health system and gun laws. In this article, we consider the…
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Published On: February 5, 2016 |
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SCCJ Faculty and Doctoral Candidate published in Special Issue: Preventing Violence and Upholding Justice: Global Perspectives, Local Solutions of the GCN

The Global Criminology Network (GCN) has released new research on violence prevention and justice. Published in the journal Crime, Law and Social Change and titled “Preventing Violence and Upholding Justice: Global Perspectives, Local Solutions,” eight articles report on the latest findings on policing, multi-agency partnerships, and critical and emerging issues. Professors Brandon Welsh and Edward Kleemans (VU University Amsterdam) edited…
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Published On: January 25, 2016 |
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Nikos Passas appointed Distinguished Inaugural Professor at IACA

Professor Nikos Passas has been appointed Distinguished Inaugural Professor of Collective Action, Business Ethics and Compliance at the International Anti-Corruption Academy. The three main tasks of his appointment are 1) basic research into private sector collective actions, starting with a team of 2 PhD students, a post-doc and a few visiting fellows/interns; 2) creation and…
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Published On: January 7, 2016 |
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James Alan Fox published “Rampage Killings on Campus”

Abstract Despite the exceptionally low rate of homicide on college and university campuses, a few high-profile murder sprees have altered the once care-free sense of safety for many students along with their worried parents. In this article, we examine the common characteristics of multiple-victim campus homicides, particularly shootings, analyzing the right-skewed age distribution of the…
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Published On: December 16, 2015 |
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Nikos Passas on Morning Wave in Busan

Dr Nikos Passas was interviewed by Morning Wave in Busan on his research into corruption. How does society go about eliminating corruption at not only the federal level but also the local level? Dr Passas discusses what exactly corruption is and how changing society at the local level can make significant impacts. To listen to…
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Published On: December 14, 2015 |
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James Alan Fox: You’re not about to die in a mass shooting

“What I find both amazing and disturbing is the sudden traction and attraction of the broader, scarier yet flawed approach to defining mass shooting. It trivializes the unparalleled seriousness of large-scale mass killings by pooling them with the kind of shooting events that occur on a more or less daily basis in America. “They say…
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Published On: December 7, 2015 |
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James Alan Fox: In San Bernardino, focus on the murderous partnership

“At least 14 killed and 21 injured in a mass shooting at an office building in San Bernardino, Calif., allegedly by a couple armed and dressed for battle. The extent of carnage is absolutely shocking, while the relationship of the suspected gunman and gunwoman is surprising, but only somewhat so.” James Alan Fox in USA Today examines…
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Brandon Welsh, David Farrington, and SCCJ doctoral candidate Sema Taheri publish “Effectiveness and Social Costs of Public Area Surveillance for Crime Prevention”

Drs Brandon Welsh, David Farrington, and SCCJ doctoral candidate Sema Taheri have published “Effectiveness and Social Costs of Public Area Surveillance for Crime Prevention” in the Annual Review of Law and Social Science. Abstract: Video surveillance, or closed-circuit television (CCTV), has become a highly popular and prevalent method of preventing crime in public space in…
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Published On: November 24, 2015 |
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Gregory Zimmerman, Brandon Welsh, and Chad Posick publish “Investigating the Role of Neighborhood Youth Organizations in Preventing Adolescent Violent Offending: Evidence from Chicago”

Drs Gregory Zimmerman, Brandon Welsh, and Chad Posick have published “Investigating the Role of Neighborhood Youth Organizations in Preventing Adolescent Violent Offending: Evidence from Chicago” in the Journal of Quantitative Criminology. Abstract Objectives Neighborhood youth organizations are a salient community-level resource in the lives of children and adolescents, but empirical research on the aggregate-level relationship…
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Prof Nikos Passas will participate in BU’s African Diaspora and Remittances

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Prof Nikos Passas will be the lead panelist at Boston University’s African Diaspora and Remittances event December 2. The event will be held at 5pm in the African Studies Center, 232 Bay State Road, Room 505. For more information on the event please visit BU African Studies Center.

Published On: November 18, 2015 |
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