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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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Dr Anthony Braga named ASC Fellow

Dr Anthony Braga, Director of SCCJ, has been named an ASC Fellow at the annual ASC Conference in New Orleans this year. “The title of ‘Fellow’ is given to those members of the Society in good standing who have achieved distinction in criminology.” SCCJ is proud to have such a distinguished academic as our new…
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Published On: November 17, 2016 |
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Supreme Judicial Court unveils portrait of the Honorable Roderick Ireland

The Supreme Judicial Court unveiled the portrait of SCCJ’s the Honorable Roderick Ireland at the John Adams Courthouse on Thursday, September 29, 2016. From the Supreme Judicial Court Press Relsease:  “Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Ralph D. Gants presided over the unveiling, and Associate Justice Geraldine S. Hines accepted the portrait on behalf of the…
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Published On: October 3, 2016 |
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PhD student Monica Delateur published in Santa Clara Law Review

PhD student Monica Delateur has published “From Craigslist to Backpage.com: Conspiracy as a Strategy to Prosecute Third-Party Websites for Sex Trafficking” in the Santa Clara Law Review. Introduction: Improvements in technology have brought with them new means for sexual exploitation. In particular, there has been a shift from solicitation of prostitution occurring on the streets…
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Published On: September 30, 2016 |
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