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Drs Frost and Monteiro awarded NIJ Grant

Dr Natasha Frost,principal investigator, and Dr Carlos Monteiro, co-principal investigator, have been awarded a grant by the National Institute of Justice for “The Impact of Correctional Officer Suicide on the Institutional Environment and on the Wellbeing of Correctional Employees.” Abstract: Background The rate of suicide among correctional officers in Massachusetts since 2010 has been at…
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Published On: September 22, 2016 |
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SCCJ Alum Chynah Tyler wins Democratic Primary for the Massachusetts House of Representatives

SCCJ would like to congratulate Chynah Tyler ’11 on her Democratic Primary win for the Massachusetts House of Representatives. Ms Tyler will run unopposed in the November election. She will replace Rep Gloria Fox who has been the longest running African American woman in the House beginning her career in 1985. To read more about…
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Published On: September 13, 2016 |
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Intergenerational transmission of offending is the focus of a new article on the Cambridge-Somerville Youth Study, by Zane, Welsh, and Zimmerman

PhD student Steven Zane along with Dr Brandon Welsh and Dr Gregory Zimmerman have published “Examining the Historical Developments and Contemporary Relevance of the Longitudinal–Experimental Design of the Cambridge-Somerville Youth Study: Utility for Research on Intergenerational Transmission of Offending.” Abstract: Founded in 1939, the Cambridge-Somerville Youth Study represents the earliest longitudinal–experimental study in developmental crime…
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Published On: September 6, 2016 |
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Intergenerational transmission of offending is the focus of a new article on the Cambridge-Somerville Youth Study, by Zane, Welsh, and Zimmerman

PhD student Steven Zane, Dr Brandon Welsh, and Dr Gregory Zimmerman have published “Examining the Historical Developments and Contemporary Relevance of the Longitudinal–Experimental Design of the Cambridge-Somerville Youth Study: Utility for Research on Intergenerational Transmission of Offending.” Abstract: Founded in 1939, the Cambridge-Somerville Youth Study represents the earliest longitudinal–experimental study in developmental crime prevention, combining…
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Published On: September 2, 2016 |
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PhD student Steven Zane, Drs Brandon Welsh and Daniel Mears publish in Criminology and Public Policy

New research on juvenile transfers by doctoral student Steven Zane and Professors Welsh and Mears (Florida State University) featured in the Crime Report. Published in Criminology & Public Policy, the article conducted a systematic review of recidivism outcomes for juveniles transferred to adult court, incorporating meta-analytic techniques. Pooled analysis suggests that juvenile transfer had no statistically significant…
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Published On: August 4, 2016 |
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James Alan Fox: Concealed carry on campus is a bad idea

James Alan Fox published his column in USA Today, “Concealed carry on campus is a bad idea.” “Texas on Monday becomes the eighth state in the U.S. to permit properly licensed gun owners to carry concealed weapons on college campuses…the possible impact of the law was not lost on the state’s college campuses where students…
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Published On: August 3, 2016 |
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Brandon Welsh interviewed by NY Times: “New York’s LED Streetlights: A Crime Deterrent to Some, a Nuisance to Others”

Dr Brandon Welsh was interviewed for a NY Times piece, “New York’s LED Streetlights: A Crime Deterrent to Some, a Nuisance to Others.” “Research differs on whether better lighting leads to a reduction in crime, though a 2007 meta-analysis of 13 cities around the world, including eight in the United States, showed an overall reduction. ‘I believe…
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Published On: July 15, 2016 |
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Doctoral Student Steven Zane publishes “Do Criminal Court Outcomes Vary by Juvenile Transfer Mechanism? A Multi-Jurisdictional, Multilevel Analysis”

Doctoral student, Steven Zane, has published “Do Criminal Court Outcomes Vary by Juvenile Transfer Mechanism? A Multi-Jurisdictional, Multilevel Analysis.” The article examines whether the mechanism of juvenile waiver—judicial, prosecutorial, or legislative—affects sentencing outcomes for juvenile defendants transferred to adult court. Results from multilevel models that control for state-level variation indicate that sentencing outcomes are inextricably…
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Published On: June 6, 2016 |
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SCCJ Alumnus Profile: Enzo Yaksic

SCCJ alumnus Enzo Yaksic has been profiled in Boston Magazine for his work on compiling data on serial killers. “Data-driven research has evolved dramatically since serial killers first started capturing the public’s imagination, but academics and law enforcement officials continue to work in silos, hoarding their information. Meanwhile, criminologists estimate that at least 200,000 murders…
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Published On: May 20, 2016 |
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Amy Farrell featured in WBUR Documentary: Bought and Sold: The new fight against teen sex trafficking

Dr Amy Farrell was interviewed for a new documentary by WBUR entitled “Bought and Sold: The new fight against teen sex trafficking.” The documentary focuses on what Dr Farrell has spent her career researching, sex trafficking. “Advocates for kids are pushing for a new approach to combating underage prostitution: treating young people caught up in sex…
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Published On: May 13, 2016 |
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