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Springer editor receives award from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
Springer editor Alex Piquero has been awarded the 2011 Academy Fellow Award from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. (2011-02-22)
Female criminals -- questioning popular perceptions
Is a female offender an anomaly? We tend to think of women as being less prone to violence than men. (2013-01-23)
SAGE announces winners of the ACJS SAGE Junior Faculty Teaching Award
SAGE and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) are pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 ACJS SAGE Junior Faculty Teaching Award. (2013-03-13)
Many victims of crime unhappy with criminal justice system
A new study into victim's satisfaction with the criminal justice system has found many victims feel their involvement in the justice system adds to their feelings of loss and trauma. (2011-09-27)
SAGE announces winners of the 2014 Junior Faculty Professional Development Teaching Award
SAGE and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences are delighted to announce the winners of the 2014 SAGE Junior Faculty Professional Development Teaching Award. (2014-02-20)
UK Government plans for mentally ill prisoners are unrealistic, research suggests
Government plans to divert more mentally ill people out of the criminal justice system and into mental health services are unlikely to be achieved, according to new research from Queen Mary, University of London. (2011-06-07)
The minimum age of criminal responsibility
One of the most complex, contested and controversial questions confronting modern juvenile/youth justice systems concerns the minimum age of criminal responsibility: the age at which a child is deemed to be sufficiently 'mature' to be held responsible before the substantive criminal law. (2013-08-20)
New strategies in fight against medicare and medicaid fraud could benefit your health
University of Cincinnati research shows advances in data analysis technology are proving to be effective weapons for controlling the billions of dollars lost to Medicare and Medicaid fraud. (2014-02-17)
UC research examines how white-collar criminals adjust to prison life
Chances are that Bernie Madoff and other (2013-10-21)
Program is changing approaches to supervising criminal offenders
The program, underway in five states, aims to build on the strengths of probation and parole officers as agents of change. (2010-08-10)
New approaches needed for people with serious mental illnesses in criminal justice system
Responding to the large number of people with serious mental illnesses in the criminal justice system will require more than mental health services, according to a new report. (2014-10-14)
Wildlife Crime Symposium
Rutgers School of Criminal Justice will sponsor the Wildlife Crime Symposium, May 14, to mark the inauguration of its Center for Conservation Criminology. (2013-05-09)
Contact with the criminal justice system may be associated with suicide risk
Men and women who have had contact with the criminal justice system -- even if they have never received a jail or prison sentence or a guilty verdict -- appear to have a significantly higher rate of suicide than the general population, according to a report posted online today that will appear in the June print issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2011-02-07)
Juvenile offenders probably more criminal to begin with
It's a long-simmering debate in juvenile justice: Do young offenders become worse because of their experience with the justice system, or are they somehow different than people who don't have their first criminal conviction until later in life? (2016-04-14)
Police integrity lost: A study of law enforcement officers arrested
A Bowling Green State University criminal justice team is developing the first national profile of police integrity through an analysis of police crime committed by sworn law enforcement officers. (2012-01-31)
New book analyzes Hollywood and real life crime
A new book by Dr. Willard Oliver of Sam Houston State University's College of Criminal Justice compares real life crimes to Hollywood versions of the event. (2013-01-17)
Rutgers Center for Behavioral Health Services, Criminal Justice Research gets NIMH grant
Rutgers Center for Behavioral Health Services and Criminal Justice Research, which focuses on mental health services issues that arise when persons with mental illness encounter the criminal justice system, has received an $8 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health. (2008-11-18)
Springer author and editor David L. Weisburd receives the Stockholm Prize in Criminology
The 2010 Stockholm Prize in Criminology has been awarded to Springer author and editor David L. (2009-07-17)
Gangs don't protect against crime
Gang members are twice as likely to be crime victims than non-gang members and are more frequently subject to simple assault, aggravated assault and drive by shootings, according to a recently study by the Crime Victims' Institute at Sam Houston State University. (2011-04-12)
Real-life CSI: Study to gauge stress of forensic scientists
Michigan State University researchers will use a federal grant to investigate the working environments of forensic scientists and develop policy recommendations to improve efficiency and job satisfaction and decrease stress. (2012-02-29)
National anti-gun violence program largely successful, Michigan State finds
Project Safe Neighborhoods -- a community-based policing effort launched in 2001 -- has been largely successful in its goal of reducing violent crime, according to an analysis by Michigan State University, the national research and training partner of the federal initiative. (2009-11-09)
Lives of women shoplifters, sex workers explored
A new book by a Rutgers University -- Camden criminologist reveals the profound impact of shoplifting and prostitution on both a region and the lives of the women who depend on these illegal acts. (2008-10-06)
SHSU to study ballistics database
A Sam Houston State University associate professor of criminal justice has received a $341,807 grant from the National Institute of Justice to study the use and effectiveness of a national database of forensic ballistics evidence. (2010-09-17)
Contributions to veterans in the US criminal justice system identified
New research from the University of Missouri establishes that alcohol and drug use, difficulty adjusting to civilian life, and economic disadvantages are main contributors to criminal justice involvement for veterans. (2017-09-05)
Call for randomised criminal-justice trials
A scientific approach to test the validity of criminal-justice interventions before they become implemented is proposed by the author of a Viewpoint in this week's issue of The Lancet. (2004-10-14)
UC research examines advocacy by unions in the criminal justice sector
UC research to be presented this coming weekend at the American Society of Criminology conference examines the impacts that unions associated with criminal justice systems have in terms of political policies. (2012-11-14)
What your TV habits may say about your fear of crime
When it comes to prime-time crime shows, do you like dramas like (2011-02-07)
Latest volume of Crime and Justice series brings role of prosecutors into focus
The latest volume in the Crime and Justice series presents research that critically examines the role of prosecutors within the United States and cross-nationally, asking the question: Can policy makers look across national boundaries to find ways to improve their own national systems? (2012-11-30)
Study examines victim cooperation in cases of intimate partner sexual assault
Sexual assault incidents that involve intimate partners feature unique factors that affect a victim's willingness to cooperate with police, including the relationship between the suspect and victim and law enforcement practices in investigating these crimes, according to a recent study. (2016-12-06)
Future generations could inherit drug and alcohol use
Parents who use alcohol, marijuana, and drugs have higher frequencies of children who pick up their habits, according to a study from Sam Houston State University. (2014-03-20)
New Internet technology could aid police, courts and prisons
Technology that can improve criminal databases, remotely conducted criminal trials and help police officers stop autonomous cars can all aid the criminal justice system in the future. (2015-08-17)
The hidden cost of schizophrenia
People being treated for schizophrenia are more likely than the general population to have encounters with the criminal justice system in the US. (2010-01-27)
Action needed to tackle drug related crime
Nearly a quarter (23%) of all violent crimes are committed by people who seriously misuse alcohol or drugs, finds a study from Sweden in this week's BMJ. (2004-05-20)
Access to social workers could keep veterans out of criminal justice system, MU researchers find
Approximately one in six veterans struggles with substance abuse, and 20 percent show signs of mental health issues or cognitive impairments, previous research has shown. (2014-03-06)
SHSU team to evaluate mental health court
A team of researchers at Sam Houston State University will evaluate a new mental health court in Montgomery County. (2011-06-28)
SAGE launches research journal focusing on women, girls, and crime
SAGE Publications, in association with the Division on Women and Crime of the American Society of Criminology, is pleased to launch a new international journal, Feminist Criminology. (2006-03-06)
Community justice court associated with lower rearrest rates
Community justice courts, which bring judges and social services into neighborhoods with high crime rates, are a novel approach to address low-level criminal offenders. (2014-10-08)
NIDA leads research network to improve substance abuse treatment in criminal justice settings
The National Institute on Drug Abuse has taken the lead in building a multi-agency consortium to improve drug treatment services for drug-using offenders. (2002-11-05)
Drug study: price is more effective than punishment
New research at Adelaide University in Australia has found that the cost of marijuana -- not the legal punishment for marijuana offences -- is the real key to reducing the amount of the drug used. (2000-11-12)
Age does not predict success for those in court-based mental health treatment programs
The amount of older adults in the criminal justice system has quadrupled in the past 15 years. (2014-04-09)
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