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...
Dispelling stereotypes about immigrant populations
March 26, 2012
Ramiro Martinez Jr., a professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, focuses his research on attitudes toward the Latino population. More...
Examining the dynamics of drug violence
March 26, 2012
Ramiro Martinez Jr., a quantitative criminologist and professor at Northeastern, discusses the war on drugs in Mexico and whether it will affect border security in the United States. Read more..