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Approximately 10% of Florida teenagers report having engaged in “digital self-harm” – they have cyberbullied themselves. It is an emerging form of self-harm that may be increasing among adolescents, according to a recent study led by Dr. Meldrum.

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According to Melba Pearson, shifting the focus from convictions and sentences to fairness and community wellbeing is key to transforming the system.

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On November 19, Dr. Peacock moderated the kick-off event of the USAID Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructure in Ukraine. Over 110 viewers from Ukraine’s higher education institutions took part in a virtual round table to discuss strategies to address the country’s deficit of cybersecurity graduates.

Melba Pearson and Julio Capó Jr. discuss the ways in which felon disenfranchisement and other forms of voter suppression can negatively impact the voting process.

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Dr. Chang was selected for the Faculty Award for Teaching, and was acknowledged during the virtual FIU Faculty Convocation on Thursday.

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The Prosecutorial Performance Indicators are a menu of 55 measures, which assess office-wide performance over time. The work is supported by the MacArthur Foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge and is being implemented in partnership with Loyola University Chicago and six prosecutor's offices across the country.

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Dr. Vincent-Robinson will work collaboratively and with FIU's Office to Advance Women, Equity & Diversity (AWED) to implement SIPA’s and the University’s Diversity Equity & Inclusion Action Plans.

The newsletter highlights the various externally funded grants awarded to CCJ faculty, as well as journal articles published by both CCJ faculty and PhD students. It is downloadable as a standalone PDF.

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Ms. Leimberg's lead author study entitled, "Unstructured Socializing with Peers, Low Self-Control, and Substance Use," was accepted for publication in the International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology.

Melba will work on the Center’s prosecutorial research and reform initiatives alongside Drs. Kutateladze, Richardson, and Liu.

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