British Governments Home Secretary (the equivalent to our U.S. Attorney General) cited Professor Guerette's research in her “modern crime prevention strategy."
In recognition of his achievements in research productivity and having been awarded the 2016 ACJS New Scholar Award, Provost Furton has named Dr. Meldrum a 2016 FIU Top Scholar. Dr. Meldrum will be honored along with other FIU awardees at a reception hosted by President Rosenberg and Provost Furton at the Ronald Reagan House on April 25th.
The award is given to an individual who has used her or his political geographic expertise to affect change in public thought or public policy beyond the academy--in Dr. Gilmer's case, through her work on policy responses to and the criminalization of piracy in Somalia. The Political Geography Specialty Group board will present Dr. Gilmer with the award at the American Association of Geographers annual meeting in San Francisco March 29-April 2, 2016.