The Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice was well represented at this year's American Society of Criminology conference in San Francisco. There were 23 presentations by the faculty and 24 presentations by the graduate students. The presentations covered a broad range of topics, such as terrorism, gang prevention, deterrence, peer effects, crime hot spots, violent victimization, gun markets, sentencing, cybercrime, and white collar crime. Go to CCJS Presentations List to see the complete list of presentations and presenters.
Professor Laure Brooks was awarded the American Society of Criminology 2014 Teaching Award at this year's conference. Professor Brooks is the Director of Undergraduates Studies and a Lecturer in the Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice. She is also the faculty advisor for the CCJS Honor Society, Alpha Phi Sigma. Professor Larry Sherman and Heather Harris (CCJS graduate student) received the Outstanding Experimental Field Trial award from the ASC Division of Experimental Criminology.
Also, two graduate students in the Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice won awards at this year's conference. Christina Stewart won best paper in the Division of Corrections and Sentencing (DCS) from the American Society of Criminology. The title of Christina's research paper is Processing and Punishment: Examining the Relationship between Time To Disposition, Mode of Conviction, and Sentence Severity. Bo Jiang was awarded first place in the American Society of Criminology (ASC) Division of International Crime student paper competition for his paper, "Maritime Piracy in Malacca Strait and South China Sea."