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A collection of 14 new studies on self-control appear in volume 56 of the Journal of Criminal Justice, which was guest edited by Dr. Meldrum.

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Green School recognized our top students last week at the Spring 2018 Awards Ceremony.

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Professor Goddard’s published his new book entitled Youth, Community and the Struggle for Social Justice. Professor Kakar’s also published a new book on Human Trafficking.

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Criminal Justice professors Besiki Kutateladze and Ryan Meldrum received funding from the MacArthur Foundation to study prosecutor decision making.

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The new Bachelor of Science in Crime Science will soon be accepting applications for Fall 2018. The BS in Crime Science degree combines forensics and computer science with traditional criminology and criminal justice. The program produces graduates with sophisticated analytical skills needed for the new era of law enforcement within the U.S. and abroad. Classes are available at the Modesto A. Maidique Campus and online.

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According to Bestcolleges.com, FIU's BS and MS online degree programs were ranked among the "Best Online Criminal Justice Programs of 2018." The BSCJ ranked #2 and MSCJ ranked #5.

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The Master of Arts in Global Affairs is accepting applications for our new online track in International Crime and Justice.

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Professor Kakar's book presents historical, global and local perspectives on human trafficking. The book also provides conceptual frameworks and theories for understanding the issue. Domestic and international efforts to combat, control and prevent human trafficking are also explored. Other issues, including protections for victims and technology and trafficking, are also discussed.

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The goal of this study is to enhance public safety through effective identification, investigation and prosecution of anti-LGBTQ/GNC hate crimes in Miami. This important goal will be achieved by examining and documenting victimization experiences, offender characteristics and motivations, crime reporting and case processing nuances, and the criminal justice system’s challenges and opportunities for reform.

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In this book, Goddard and Myers offer an examination of the creative ideas that twelve US-based social justice organizations put forward for how participation in social change might spur not only individual-level change in young people, but community-wide mobilization against the harms resulting from the "tough on crime" movement and neoliberal carceralism.

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