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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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Prof Carlos Cuevas and Ph.D. candidate Rebecca Cudmore publish report on dating violence among latino youths

Professor Carlos Cuevas and Ph.D candidate Rebecca Cudmore, through a federal grant provided by the U.S. Department of Justice, have published “Summary Report: Dating Violence Among Latino Adolescents” with Chiara Sabina, Ph.D. and Marc Swatt, Ph.D. Abstract: The Dating Violence Among Latino Adolescents (DAVILA) – II study collected a second wave of data from the…
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Published On: March 16, 2015 |
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Prof Nikos Passas: Illicit Commercial Flows: What They Hide and How to Counter Them (New Date and Time)

Professor Nikos Passas will be presenting at Harvard University on February 25 at 10:00-11:30am. Prof Passas will be presenting on “Illicit Commercial Flows: What They Hide and How to Counter Them (New Date and Time).” Full detail can be found here.

Published On: February 19, 2015 |
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Prof Nikos Passas presenting at “Drivers of Corruption and Institutional Responses: Are Current Anti-Corruption Instruments Effective?”

Professor Nikos Passas will be participating in “Drivers of Corruption and Institutional Responses: Are Current Anti-Corruption Instruments Effective?” at George Washington University Law School on March 25, 2015. Information and full schedule is available here.

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Sema Taheri and Dr. Brandon Welsh publish article in Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice

Sema Taheri, doctoral student, and Dr. Brandon Welsh recently published an article, “After-school programs for delinquency prevention: A systematic review and meta-analysis”, in Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice. The article was published online on January 20, 2015. To read the full article, visit Sage Journals. Abstract: This article reports on the results of a systematic…
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Published On: January 23, 2015 |
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Brandon Welsh featured in CommonWealth article “Big Brother is Watching”

Brandon Welsh’s work on crime prevention and his 2009 book, Making Public Places Safer: Surveillance and Crime Prevention, were recently featured in an article by CommonWealth. The article, “Big Brother is Watching” by Michael Jonas, examines how crime can be prevented and the most effective means to such an end, more specifically the use of surveillance…
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Published On: January 16, 2015 |
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Simon Singer’s Interview on WBFO and WIP

Simon Singer has recently given interviews with WBFO and WIP about his book, “America’s Safest City.” For more information on his interview visit WBFO’s website.

Published On: January 5, 2015 |
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