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Associate Dean Natasha Frost publishes The Punishment Imperative

November 08, 2013 Associate Dean Natasha Frost recently published a book entitledThe Punishment Imperative: The Rise and Failure of Mass Incarceration in America which was recently reviewed by Publishers Weekly Read more...

Associate Dean Natasha Frost quoted in New York Times article

July 29, 2013 Read the article here.

3Qs: Will first female Secret Service leader mean new culture?

March 29, 2013 Assistant Professor Amy Farrell explains why the Obama admin­is­tra­tion chose Julia Pierson to lead the U.S. Secret Service and what it means for women in law enforcement. Read here...

Associate Dean Jack McDevitt to lead gun advisory panel

March 14, 2013 Read the article at The Boston Globe.

NPR story: “Does crime drop when immigrants move in?”

March 11, 2013 Professor Ramiro Martinez discusses immigrants and crime rate with NPR, stating, "violent crime is actually lower than you would expect along the U.S. border with Mexico". Read or listen to the full story at NPR.

Professor James Alan Fox’s Boston Globe blog piece featured by corrections.com

December 05, 2012 "Life without parole: Right for some, wrong for others". Read here...

Recent publication co-edited by criminal justice Professor Ramiro Martinez: Punishing immigrants: Policy, politics, and injustice

November 16, 2012 Book Description: The passage of new immigration bills is just the latest phase in the singling out of immigrants and attempts to portray newcomers as crime prone. The presumed criminality of "illegal aliens" if often cited as an excuse for ever-harsher immigration policies, the research literature has in fact recognized that immigrants commit less crime, and especially less violent crime, than the native-born. Read more...

Doctoral student travels to Rwanda for dissertation research

October 02, 2012 Kristin A. Bell, a doctoral student in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, traveled to Kigali, Rwanda in August 2012 for her dissertation research. Read more...

Street lighting and crime prevention

July 27, 2012 Dr. Brandon Welsh, Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal justice, discusses the effects of improved street lighting on crime. Listen here...

Identifying challenges to improve the investigation and prosecution of state and local human trafficking cases

June 27, 2012 Drs. Amy Farrell and Jack McDevitt with graduate assistants Rebecca Pfeffer and Stephanie Fahy completed a report for the National Institute of Justice on prosecuting human trafficking cases. Read more...
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