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Alex Piquero Award Dr. Alex Piquero, former CCJS faculty and present Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology at the University of Texas, earned a 2014 Regents’ Outstanding... Read more
ForensicWeek.com WebShow: Lexicology The ForensicWeek.com Webcast TV Show is airing Episode 63 this Thursday, September 18th at 7:00 P.M. (EST).  The topic this week is “Forensic... Read more
forensicweek.com ForensicWeek.com is beginning Season 3 and airing Episode 62 this Thursday, September 4th at 7:00 P.M. (EST).This season the show will be broadcast LIVE bi-... Read more
14th Jerry Lee Crime Symposium Mandatory Arrest Laws for Domestic Abuse: HELPING VICTIMS OR HURTING THEM? 14th Jerry Lee Capitol Hill Symposium on Evidence-Based Crime Policy  ... Read more
Heather Harris "Do Cellmates Matter?"   Dissertation Defense by CCJS graduate student Heather Harris
Daniel Nagin Nationwide crime has been declining for more than two decades.  The total crime rate has dropped by more than 40%. The violent crime rate has dropped by... Read more
ForensicWeek.com Webcast:  False Justice ForensicWeek.com sponsored by ForensIQ, Inc. is airing Episode 59 this Thursday, May 1st at 7:00 PM (EST).  The topic for discussion “Myths That Are... Read more
ForensicWeek April 24th Webcast   ForensicWeek.com is airing Episode 58 this Thursday, April 24th at 7:00 PM (EST).  The topic for discussion is “Forensic... Read more
Sarah Tahamont Sarah Tahamont, School of Criminal Justice, University at Albany, SUNY   ABSTRACT The different levels of prison facility are designed to recognize... Read more
Joseph Heath Dr. Joseph Heath Professor and Director of the Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto   Justice and Future Generations   Lecture at 5:00pm... Read more
Forensic Veterinary Medicine ForensicWeek.com is airing Episode 57 this Thursday, April 10th at 7:00 PM (EST).  The topic for discussion is “Forensic Veterinary Medicine.”  The... Read more
Bruce Dubinsky Managing Director, Global Disputes & Investigations Practice, Duff and Phelps Frank Auditorium, 1524 Van Munching Hall April 9, 2014 5:30pm  ... Read more
Unsolved Crimes ForensicWeek.com is airing Episode 56 this Thursday, April 3rd at 7:00 PM (EST).  The topic for discussion is “Unresolved Crimes.”    The show... Read more
Forensic Entomology Webcast ForensicWeek.com is airing Episode 55 this Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 7:00 PM (EST).  The topic for discussion is “Forensic Entomology.”   ... Read more
Presentations by:  James Grimmelmann, Professor at UM Carey Law; Leonard Moodispaw, CEO KEYW Holding Corp, James P. Lynch, Professor at UMD Criminology... Read more
James Lynch Dr. James Lynch’s talk is part of the Population Research Center’s seminar series.  Dr. Lynch's title is entitled, “Incarceration and Crime at the... Read more
Exposing Junk Science in the Courtroom ForensicWeek.com is airing Episode 52 this Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 7:00 PM (EST).  The topic for discussion is “Exposing Junk Science in the... Read more
Kennesaw State University Associate Professor of Accounting and Director Sri Ramamoori - Board Culture & Behavioral Dynamics, Corporate Governance Center, Kennesaw State University... Read more
Forensic Live Show ForensicWeek.com is broadcasting this week’s show on location from the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS), 66th Annual Scientific Meeting in Seattle... Read more
Gary laFree Professor LaFree presented new data to the GAC (Global Agenda Councils) on Terrorism at their 2013 Abu Dhabi meetings. According to the findings, terrorist... Read more
Laura Dugan Laura Dugan to give a lecture on her research in counterterrorism for the University of Texas San Antonio, College of Public Policy’s Dean’s Distinguished... Read more
Gary LaFree It is our honor to announce that Dr. LaFree was elected to be on the committee for the World Economic Forum. To support the annual meetings of the WEF (World... Read more
Whytnee Foriest DOCTORAL STUDENT FORUM   Submissions of future “Doctoral Student Forum” columns are encouraged. Please contact Bianca Bersani: bian-ca.bersani@umb.edu... Read more
Midday with Dan Rodricks Logo On April 24, 2013, Dr. Laura Dugan appeared on the “Boston Bombing Aftermath” episode of the radio show Midday with Dan Rodricks. 2013.  As part of a... Read more
Laura Dugan Dr. Laura Dugan and colleagues have recently received an interdisciplinary seed grant award from the University of Maryland's ADVANCE Program for their... Read more
We showcased many activities at this year's Maryland Day on April 27th.  Visitors to Criminology's tables could get fingerprinted, lift fingerprints,... Read more
Kyle Thomas, graduate student from the Criminology Department, has been awarded the All S.T.A.R. Fellowship, which is a new fellowship from the graduate school... Read more
Read two recently published reports by the University of Maryland’s National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START):... Read more
CCJS Best Grad School According to US News & World Report's 2014 Best Grad Schools listing, the Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice continues to hold the #1 ranking... Read more
Professors Cukier and Maimon Dr. David Maimon, an assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice, and Dr. Michel Cukier, an associate professor of reliability engineering at the... Read more
Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (PADOC) released a landmark report on recidivism in Pennsylvania. The recidivism report was prepared by Bret Bucklen,... Read more
The Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity and Criminal Justice Association sponsored program, “Gun Safety, Identification, and Awareness” was successfully... Read more
P. Jeffrey Brantingham Lecture Dr. Jeff Brantingham's lecture "The Los Angeles Predictive Policing Experiment" at College Park on February 5th was a success with approximately 150 people (... Read more
This January Dr. Jean McGloin spoke at the Network Perspectives in Criminology and Criminal Justice Conference at the Arizona State University.  Dr.... Read more
Peter Reuter Research by Drs. Peter Reuter and Jonathan Caulkins was referenced in a recent New York Times article, "For Lesser Crimes, Rethinking Life Behind Bars," about... Read more
Professor Eric Wish Receives Honors College Outstanding Teaching Award On October 12, 2012, Professor William Dorland, Director of the Honors College, announced the Outstanding Teaching Award for Eric Wish, Director of the BSOS... Read more
Professor Tom Mauriello and representatives from the University of Maryland Police Department and several firearms experts will be discussing the issues of gun... Read more
STRENGTHENING SOCIAL-COGNITIVE SKILLS AMONG DISADVANTAGED YOUTH: A RANDOMIZED FIELD EXPERIMENT   A growing body of research shows that non-cognitive... Read more
Priya Banerjee Thursday, December 13, 2012, forensicweek.com show host, Professor Tom Mauriello, featured forensic pathologist and medical examiner, Dr. Priya Banerjee, on... Read more
Statistical Applications in Criminology and Criminal Justice 2012-2013 Lecture Series   "Meta Analysis" Dr. David Wilson   February 25,... Read more
Departments of Criminology & Criminal Justice, Anthropology and Public Safety Lecture February 5, 2013, 12:00-2:00pm, Juan Ramon Jimenez (Room 2208),... Read more
Shawn Bushway Statistical Applications in Criminology and Criminal Justice 2012-2013   Modeling: Making Sure the Theoretical Dog Wags the Statistical Tail... Read more
Twenty one of the students taking their second classes in our Professional Master’s degree program in China get ready for Professor Laura Dugan.  This is... Read more
Translational criminology aims to break down barriers between basic and applied research by creating a dynamic interface between research and practice. ... Read more
ForensIQ wishes to announce the November 29, 2012 premier of an all-new webcast TV show, “forensicweek.com,” hosted by Tom Mauriello and Kevin Dolan.  The... Read more
Dr. James P. Lynch has been appointed professor and department chair effective January 1, 2013.  Professor Lynch joins the department after serving (since... Read more
On September 30, 2012, Dr. Laura Dugan was interviewed on Turkish public television TRT’s international news channel, TRT TURK, to discuss her 2008 article, “... Read more
CCJS Incoming Graduate Students Incoming Criminology graduate students are Rebecca Richardson, Joshua Bittinger, Miranda Galvin, Tom Scott, Daniel Jang, Jonathan Kennedy, Emily Swoveland, Jan... Read more
Sally Simpson Professor Sally Simpson was recently awarded $447,117 from the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) for her research project, Building a Comprehensive White-... Read more
Whytnee Foriest and Patricia Joseph This past summer, two of our doctoral students, Patricia Joseph and Whytnee Foriest, participated in the 2012 Exchange of Law Culture program at the Nanjing... Read more
Thomas Loughran Nonparametric statistics are common in the behavioral sciences, and are based on similar hypothesis tests with fewer assumptions than regular parametric... Read more
Twenty-six high school students from throughout the state of Maryland were on campus this summer for a one-week forensic science enrichment program... Read more
Dr. David Maimon will be speaking at the upcoming international conference, Balkan Security, Technology and Education - The Challenges within Cyber... Read more
Laura Dugan UMD Newsdesk, College Park, MD   Israeli policies that reward Palestinian efforts to contain violence are more effective than violent crackdowns that... Read more
Dr. Jean McGloin was a guest lecturer for the 2012 Institute on Systems Science and Health (ISSH) on June 10-15, 2012 at Washington University in St. Louis... Read more
Drs. Brian Johnson, Tom Loughran, Kiminori Nakamura, and Sally Simpson (CCJS Faculty) and Melissa Rorie (CCJS graduate student) present their research at the... Read more
Dr. David Maimon’s research titled “Hackers Beware! Experimental Criminology in the Study of System Trespassing” was recently funded by the College of... Read more
Drs. David Maimon and Terence Thornberry's research titled Geographical Distance between Young Adults and Their Parents: Predictors and Consequences for Adult... Read more
Tom Mauriello, Instructor for CCJS has been selected to participate in the (Center for Teaching Excellence) CTE's 2012 Summer Institute on Teaching with New(er... Read more
Kiminori Nakamura Professor Kiminori Nakamura's research* on redemption has been cited by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in their new Enforcement Guidance on the... Read more