The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice welcomes three new faculty members this fall semester: Dr. Candice Ammons-Blanfort, Dr. Kristen Zgoba, and Dr. Rebecca Richardson.
The report presents findings pertaining to racial and ethnic disparities across five decision points: Case filing; Charge changes from arrest to filing; Disposition type; Charge changes from filing to disposition; and Sentencing.
Congratulations to Dr. Candice Ammons Blanfort--the first graduate of the Ph.D. program in International Crime and Justice!
Dr. Meldrum will appear for an hour long show on the South Florida PBS Health Channel on Thursday May 16th at 11 AM to discuss research on the causes and consequences of inadequate sleep among teenagers.
ICJ PhD student Erik Cruz has a paper accepted for publication in the Migration Studies. Cruz's study examines the effect of terrorism on attitudes towards immigration.
ICJ Ph.D. student Robert Archer has had a solo-author paper accepted for publication in the journal Victims and Offenders. Archer's study examines the influence of sexual assault victimization on engagement in self-protective behaviors among college students and the mediating role that fear of crime plays in shaping this process.
At the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) annual award ceremony on March 29, Dr. Peacock was awarded the Michael C. Braswell / Routledge Outstanding Dissertation Award for his thesis Applying Tyler’s Process-based Model of Legitimacy in a Developing Country. In the photo, Dr. Peacock is congratulated by award namesake Michael Braswell and graduate committee members.
Professor Pires has published his new book entitled Wildlife Crime. The book applies environmental criminology and crime science principles and techniques to the study, analysis, and prevention of wildlife crime.
The Provost has named Dr. Kutateladze and Dr. Meldrum as FIU Top Scholars for 2018. Dr. Kutateladze is being recognized for securing external funding from the MacArthur Foundation and the Koch Foundation to support his research program on prosecution. Dr. Meldrum is being recognized for his mentorship of ICJ PhD students. Both Dr. Kutateladze and Dr. Meldrum will be honored along with other award recipients at a private reception to be held at Ronald Reagan Presidential House later this month.
Congratulations to Erik Cruz, he has been awarded the Dissertation Year Fellowship (DYF) from the University Graduate School (UGS). Erik is our first PhD candidate to receive this fellowship. Join me in congratulating him on this accomplishment.