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Professor Amy Farrell: Minds Over Matters-NUterm Faculty Speaker Series

Professor Amy Farrell presented on her research which “focuses on the admin­is­tra­tion of jus­tice, with par­tic­ular emphasis on under­standing the impact of race and gender on police, pros­e­cu­tion, and sen­tencing practices. “When people lose trust in police, Far­rell said, research has shown that they are less likely to follow laws, assist police, come for­ward as wit­nesses,…
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Published On: June 18, 2015 |
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Professor Natasha Frost discusses “Orange is the New Black” with Greg St Martin

Professor Natasha Frost recently sat down with NEU’s Greg St Martin to discuss the show Orange is the New Black and its effects on female incarceration. “Frost noted that the show’s growing pop­u­larity has dove­tailed with a rising aca­d­emic interest in female incar­cer­a­tion trends in the U.S. She said that while the country’s overall number of…
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Published On: June 16, 2015 |
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New research on iatrogenic effects of the Cambridge-Somerville Youth Study published by Professors Welsh and Zimmerman and doctoral student Steven Zane

Professors Brandon Welsh and Gregory Zimmerman along with PhD candidate Steven Zane published “Examining the Iatrogenic Effects of the Cambridge-Somerville Youth Study: Existing Explanations and New Appraisals.” Abstract: Criminology has paid increasing attention to the prospect that prevention programmes can cause harm. The Cambridge-Somerville Youth Study, a delinquency prevention experiment of 506 boys that began…
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Published On: June 15, 2015 |
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Professor Brandon Welsh edits special issue of JRCD on broken windows theory

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“Reimagining Broken Windows: From Theory to Policy,” a special issue of the Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency (July 2015), was published today. With more than 30 years having elapsed since the publication of Wilson and Kelling’s classic article, the special issue aims to build upon the important body of scholarship and contribute to…
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Published On: June 4, 2015 |
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Nikos Passas: “Financial intermediaries – Anti-money laundering allies in cash-based societies?”

Professor Nikos Passas’ “Financial intermediaries – Anti-money laundering allies in cash-based societies?” was published by the U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre Issue 2015:10. For more information and to read the full publication, visit the U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre website.   Abstract: “Many informal cash-based economies run parallel financial systems that are very different to the Western…
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Published On: May 28, 2015 |
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Criminology and Criminal Justice Graduate Student Association Job Market Dinner

Tournament of Bad Job Searching

The Criminology and Criminal Justice Graduate Student Association (CCJGSA) hosted a networking dinner for the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice masters and doctoral students on May 1, 2015. CCJGSA invited several recent SCCJ alumni to speak at the event which provided current students with pertinent advice on the tools to network successfully after graduation….
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Published On: May 8, 2015 |
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James Alan Fox: “Better to pre-habilitate children than rehabilitate killers”

Dr James Alan Fox’s article in the LA Times, “Better to pre-habilitate children than rehabilitate killers,” looks at the need for communities to invest in providing parents of at-risk youth the resources to prevent them from committing crimes instead of providing these tools after a person has been convicted. “We need to assist parents, not…
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Published On: April 13, 2015 |
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James Fox Column: “Why Tsarnaev should not get the death penalty”

Following the guilty verdict of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Dr. James Alan Fox examines the evidence presented by both the prosecution and the defense and offers his opinion as to why Tsarnaev should be spared the death penalty. “A sentence of death will likely transform Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, an amateur terrorist, into a martyr…
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Published On: April 10, 2015 |
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Diana Dolliver, recent doctoral graduate, quoted in “When hackers cripple data, police departments pay ransom”

Diana Dolliver, a recent graduate of the doctoral program in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, provided commentary in the Boston Globe’s “When hackers cripple data, police departments pay ransom: Tewksbury, other departments powerless against computer hackers.” The article looks at the recent hacking of the Tewksbury Police Department’s files and the subsequent paying…
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Published On: April 9, 2015 |
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Dr Amy Farrell co-editor and Dr Kevin Drakulich with Laura Siller contributing authors for “Deadly Injustice: Trayvon Martin, Race, and the Criminal Justice System”

Available December 2015, Deadly Injustice: Trayvon Martin, Race, and the Criminal Justice System explores the establishment of racism in the American justice system and how perpetrators and victims are portrayed. Dr. Amy Farrell, professor, co-edited the collection of chapters by various authors including Dr Kevin Drakulich and Laura Siller, Ph.D. candidate in SCCJ. More information on…
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