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Amy Farrell: Effective Counter Human Trafficking Strategies: Exploring the Latest Research panel discussion

Amy Farrell will be speaking at Google Friday April 29 at 2:00pm for the panel discussion “Effective Counter Human Trafficking Strategies: Exploring the Latest Research.” “Since the passage of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) in 2000, the United States has engaged in sustained efforts to combat human trafficking throughout the country. But how successful…
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Published On: April 27, 2016 |
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James Alan Fox: Rod Matthews has earned a second chance

“My decision to advocate for the convicted killer did not come easily. Nor has it made me especially popular with the victim’s family, callers to talk shows, or the band of demonstrators outside the hearing holding signs that read, ‘No parole for juvenile killers.’ “There was a time when I was close to the victim’s…
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Published On: April 25, 2016 |
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James Alan Fox on Greater Boston WGBH

James Alan Fox appeared on Greater Boston WGBH to discuss the recent parole hearing of Rod Matthews, who at the age of 15 was convicted of second degree murder in 1988 for the killing of Shaun Ouillete, 14. Dr Fox testified on Rod Matthews’ behalf. To see the full interview, please visit WGBH. Dr Fox…
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Published On: April 6, 2016 |
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Natasha Frost and Carlos Monteiro: Administrative Segregation in U.S. Prisons

Natasha Frost and Carlos Monteiro have written a paper on administrative segregation in US prisons for the National Institute of Justice. “There is growing interest around the country in understanding the use and impact of restrictive housing in corrections. Restrictive housing, also called administrative segregation and solitary confinement, has a long history in the U.S….
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Published On: March 15, 2016 |
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Simon Singer presenting at University of Macau and Philadelphia, PA

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Professor Simon Singer was invited to present at the University of Macau, China. The topics of his presentations were “Recognizing adolescent offending: A mixed data approach” and “Adolescent Offending and Juvenile Justice in Modern-Day Cities: Implications for Delinquency and its Control.” Both presentations touch on his research and book, Delinquency and Modernity in Suburbia: America’s Safest…
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Published On: March 1, 2016 |
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James Alan Fox and Richard Moran: What the exoneration of George Perrot means for the criminal justice system

James Alan Fox and Richard Moran, Mount Holyoke College, have written What the exoneration of George Perrot means for the criminal justice system in the Boston Globe. “It has been a good month for justice, and much needed in light of the growing public distrust of the criminal justice system. George Perrot, 48, became a…
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Published On: February 26, 2016 |
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James Alan Fox: Soft on crime turns out to be smart on crime

James Alan Fox has written a new column for USA Today on incarceration in America. “A new report from the University of Michigan’s National Registry of Exonerations has proclaimed 2015 as a banner year for achieving justice in America. A total of 149 prisoners — including 58 convicted of homicide and five on death row — were…
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Published On: February 23, 2016 |
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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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