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Professors Stolzenberg, D'Alessio and Flexon's evaluation of body-worn cameras in Miami-Dade County showed a 34% decrease in the number of citizen complaints against police officers, a 19% reduction in the number of cases of physical response to citizen resistance by police officers, and a 74% drop in the number of civil cases against the MDPD related to excessive police use of force.

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The Hillsborough State Attorney's Office is one of four prosecutors' offices nationwide to participate in a two-year academic study focused on improving prosecutorial practices.

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This semester two-time alumna Aimee Viana, who is now the executive director for the U.S. Department of Education’s White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, came to FIU to explore the university’s programs and strategies for fostering innovation in education and success for its students.

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Congratulations to ICJ doctoral student Sinchul “Chucky” Back who has accepted a tenure track assistant professor position at the University of Scranton! His appointment will begin Fall 2019. 

Dr. Guerette’s research with former FIU doctoral students on police body-worn cameras highlighted in Chicago Policy Review. 

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This report presents the results of 78 interviews and 275 surveys completed with prosecutors in Jacksonville, FL, Chicago, IL, Tampa, FL, and Milwaukee, WI. It is the first in a series of reports of the national project focusing on advancing prosecutorial effectiveness and fairness funded by the MacArthur Foundation.

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Doctoral student Erik Cruz received the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) Doctoral Summit Scholarship. This scholarship was awarded to 40 advanced doctoral students from accredited PhD programs to participate in the ACJS Doctoral Summit for the 2019 annual meeting. The conference will be held in Baltimore, Maryland from March 26th to March 30th.

Dr. Guerette invited to speak on two panels at the U.S. Attorney General’s 2018 Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) National Conference on December 5-7, 2018, in Kansas City, Missouri. He will participate on panels covering advanced crime analysis techniques and what works in reducing youth and inner city violence.

Dr. Guerette awarded funding to study human and drug smuggling activities in Northern Africa. The project is in collaboration with Transcrime Joint Research Center on Transnational Crime at the Catholic University of Milan and funded by Philip Morris International (PMI) Impact. The project will commence in May 2019 and will examine specifically the convergence and displacement of smuggling activities.

FIU's new bachelor’s degree in Crime Science is available onsite and fully online beginning Fall 2018.

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