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Anthony Braga’s new article: “The New Policing, Crime Control, and Harm Reduction”

Professor Anthony Braga has published a new article, “The New Policing, Crime Control, and Harm Reduction,” as part of The Dream Revisited series. The Dream Revisted is a “series of thoughtful debates on issues related to racial and economic segregation in neighborhoods and schools” which is housed in the NYU Furman Center. Prof Braga’s article…
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Published On: July 27, 2017 |
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Prof Nikos Passas co-authors “Afghan Narcotrafficking: Illicit Financial Flows”

Dr Nikos Passas has co-authored Afghan Narcotrafficking: Illicit Financial Flows with Nicolas Giannakopoulos. “The EastWest Institute (EWI) today announced the launch of its latest report, Afghan Narcotrafficking: Illicit Financial Flows. The fifth in a six-part series, this report has been developed to assist policymakers and scholars to better comprehend the nature of illicit flows of…
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Published On: June 7, 2017 |
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Emma Fridel, PhD Student, and Dr James Alan Fox publish in Violence and Gender

Dr James Alan Fox and PhD student Emma Fridel have published “Gender Differences in Patterns and Trends in U.S. Homicide, 1976–2015” in Violence and Gender. Abstract: In the research literature on homicide, gender has generally received less attention than other demographic characteristics, specifically the age and race of victims and offenders. To some extent, this…
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Published On: May 16, 2017 |
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Ruffin Society Convocation on Race and Justice in Massachusetts and America

The Ruffin Society held the Convocation on Race and Justice in Massachusetts and America on April 14, 2017. The Convocation brought together members of the community, police, and legal system to discuss race relations and how that impacts minorities in the criminal justice system. From Jason Kornwitz’s article: “Collaboration is key to improving race relations…
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Published On: April 18, 2017 |
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SNA Workshop with Dr Andrew Papachristos

The Criminology and Criminal Justice Graduate Student Association (CCJGSA) hosted a workshop on social network analysis led by Dr. Andrew Papachristos, Yale University, whose expertise lies in social networks and criminology. Dr. Papachristos’ research also focuses on neighborhoods, street gangs, and interpersonal violence. The workshop was designed to be an introduction to social network analysis….
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Published On: March 28, 2017 |
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PhD Student Steven Zane and Drs Gregory Zimmerman and Brandon Welsh publish in Justice Quarterly

Justice Quarterly publishes new research article on the critical role of theory in crime prevention programs titled “The Centrality of Theory in Modern Day Crime Prevention: Developments, Challenges, and Opportunities,” by Professors Welsh and Zimmerman and PhD student Steven Zane. Abstract: Theory matters in crime prevention. Indeed, but this is hardly the full story. Crime…
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Published On: March 23, 2017 |
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PhD Student Steven Zane and Dr Brandon Welsh publish in Criminal Justice Policy Review

Doctoral student Steven Zane and Professor Brandon Welsh have published a new article, “Toward an ‘Age of Imposed Use’? Evidence-Based Crime Policy in a Law and Social Science Context,” in Criminal Justice Policy Review. Inspired by Carol Weiss’ concept of “imposed use,” the article explores the seemingly limited influence of social science research on crime policy in light of the growing interest in the…
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Published On: March 16, 2017 |
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Hampden County Hall of Justice renamed to honor Roderick Ireland

Governor Charlie Baker has signed legislation to rename the Hampden County Hall of Justice in honor of Chief Justice Roderick Ireland. The 42 year old courthouse will now be called the Roderick Ireland Courthouse. This is the second honor bestowed on Chief Justice Ireland in the city of Springfield. In June 2016, Terrence Street was…
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Published On: January 17, 2017 |
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Krista Larsen receives Outstanding Part-Time Teaching Award

SCCJ is proud to announce Professor Krista Larsen has won the CSSH Outstanding Part-Time Teaching Award! CSSH Teaching Awards are given annually to faculty and teaching graduate students who demonstrate excellence both in and out of their classrooms. Nominations can be initiated by all members of the Northeastern community, including students. Professor Larsen is a great asset…
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Published On: December 15, 2016 |
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Jack McDevitt on Vice News

Jack McDevitt was recently interviewed for a segment by Vice News on documenting hate crimes. Currently the video can only be seen through HBO.

Published On: December 13, 2016 |
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