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Sema Taheri and Dr. Brandon Welsh publish article in Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice

Sema Taheri, doctoral student, and Dr. Brandon Welsh recently published an article, “After-school programs for delinquency prevention: A systematic review and meta-analysis”, in Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice. The article was published online on January 20, 2015. To read the full article, visit Sage Journals. Abstract: This article reports on the results of a systematic…
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Published On: January 23, 2015 |
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Brandon Welsh featured in CommonWealth article “Big Brother is Watching”

Brandon Welsh’s work on crime prevention and his 2009 book, Making Public Places Safer: Surveillance and Crime Prevention, were recently featured in an article by CommonWealth. The article, “Big Brother is Watching” by Michael Jonas, examines how crime can be prevented and the most effective means to such an end, more specifically the use of surveillance…
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Published On: January 16, 2015 |
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Simon Singer’s Interview on WBFO and WIP

Simon Singer has recently given interviews with WBFO and WIP about his book, “America’s Safest City.” For more information on his interview visit WBFO’s website.

Published On: January 5, 2015 |
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James Alan Fox’s column in USA Today: Give Juvenile Lifers a Second Chance

James Alan Fox recently wrote a column for USA Today. Give Juvenile Lifers a Second Chance examines the recent case of Toca v Louisiana with a focus on the sentencing of juvenile offenders to life without parole. To read the full column, visit USA Today.

Published On: December 19, 2014 |
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Carlos Monteiro is named recipient of Spring 2015 Dissertation Completion Fellowship

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Carlos Monteiro, a doctoral student in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, is the recipient of a Spring 2015 Dissertation Completion Fellowship. Carlos Monteiro’s dissertation, Understanding Persistent Offending Among Incarcerated Offenders through General Strain Theory, involves testing the ability of Agnew’s General Strain Theory (GST) to explain misconduct among an adult correctional population. He…
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Published On: December 15, 2014 |
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Amy Farrell awarded American Society of Criminology Mentor of the Year

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Amy Farrell, Associate Professor, has been awarded the American Society of Criminology Mentor of the Year. Nicole Rafter, Professor, was also a nominee of the Mentor Award. To see current and past winners, visit the ASC’s website.

Published On: November 24, 2014 |
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Laura Siller winner of the Division of Victimology Graduate Student Paper of the Year Award

Laura Siller has been named the winner of the ASC Division of Victimology’s Graduate Student Paper of the Year Award winner. She will receive her award at the General ASC DoV meeting in November. Laura’s paper explores how both individual-level factors and neighborhood-level factors jointly affect the odds of intimate partner homicide when compared to non-intimate…
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Published On: November 17, 2014 |
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Dr Simon Singer recent book publication, “America’s Safest City: Delinquency and Modernity in Suburbia”

Dr Simon Singer recently presented two free talks on his new book, “America’s Safest City: Delinquency and Modernity in Suburbia,” at the University at Buffalo. Dr Singer’s book studies Amherst, New York, a suburb of Buffalo considered to be the safest city in America. Since the mid-1990s, the fast-growing suburb of Amherst, NY has been…
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Published On: November 13, 2014 |
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Understanding the Organization, Operation, and Victimization Process of Labor Trafficking in the United States-Report by Dr Amy Farrell and Dr Jack McDevitt, et al.

Dr. Amy Farrell, Associate Professor, and Dr. Jack McDevitt, Associate Dean, in conjunction with the Urban Institute have released a report on labor trafficking in the United States. “This study chronicles the experiences of labor trafficking victims from the point of recruitment for work, their forced labor victimization, their attempts to escape and get help, and…
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Published On: November 10, 2014 |
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Preventing Violence and Upholding Justice in the Modern City-Inaugural Symposium of the Global Criminology Network

Northeastern University Boston, Massachusetts Room: 440 Egan November 16 and 17, 2014   Final Agenda   Sunday, November 16   9.00-9.20         Welcome and Opening Remarks Uta Poiger, Dean, College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Northeastern University Chet Britt, Dean, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Northeastern University Jack Greene, Chair, Global Criminology Network, Northeastern…
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Published On: November 4, 2014 |
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