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Professor James Fox and PhD Student Emma Fridel Featured in The New York Times, Huffington Post, Northeastern News

Photo: Illustration by Hannah Moore/Northeastern University

Northeastern Criminology Professor James Alan Fox and doctoral student Emma Fridel received publicity recently for their research on increasing rates of domestic violence. Despite a steady decline in the number of domestic murders since the early 1990s, there was a significant increase from 2015 to 2017.  Researchers believe guns play a crucial role. In Fox’s…
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Published On: April 17, 2019 |
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TIER 1 Seed Grant Awarded to Criminal Justice Researchers for FY20

Criminology and Criminal Justice Professors Simon Singer, Carlos Cuevas, Megan Denver, and Shytierra Gaston, as well as Psychology Professor David DeSteno and Law Professor Daniel Medwed, were awarded a TIER 1 grant for their proposal entitled “Reentering Lives of Juvenile Lifers.” The TIER 1 Seed Grant/Proof of Concept Program is a competitive program that provides…
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Published On: April 10, 2019 |
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Professor Brandon Welsh Publishes Longest Evaluation of a Randomized Controlled Experiment in the World

Professor Brandon Welsh, Professor Gregory Zimmerman, Northeastern doctoral student Alexis Yohros, and former Northeastern doctoral student Steven Zane published a follow-up of a randomized clinical trial in JAMA Network Open, a weekly peer-reviewed, open access medical journal published by the American Medical Association. Welsh and his colleague’s research investigates the long-term effects of a crime…
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Published On: April 1, 2019 |
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Professor Amy Farrell Will Be a Keynote Speaker at the Kansas University Beyond Discourse Conference

Professor Amy Farrell

Professor Amy Farrell will be one of several featured speakers at the 2019 Beyond Discourse Conference “Critical and Empirical Approaches to Human Trafficking” hosted by Kansas University. Farrell’s research seeks to understand how the criminal justice system responds to newly recognized and prioritized crimes such as hate crimes and human trafficking, which ties in strongly…
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Dr. Anthony Braga’s Research on Gun Violence in The New York Times

Dr. Anthony Braga

  Dr. Anthony Braga, Director of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, weighed in on the correlation between gun caliber and fatal shootings in the New York Times article, entitled “People Kill People. But Bullets Matter, Too, and the Bigger, the Deadlier.” The article shares his research, which examines whether there is an association…
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Published On: March 27, 2019 |
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PhD Candidate Emma Fridel Receives Outstanding Graduate Student Award in Research

Graduate Student Emma Fridel

PhD Candidate Emma Fridel is the recipient of the 2019 Outstanding Graduate Student Award, presented annually by the Graduate and Student Government (GSG) and the Office of the Provost. Awards are presented in the following categories: research, community service, experiential learning, and teaching. Fridel received the award in research for her work on lethal violence,…
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Published On: March 25, 2019 |
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PhD Candidate Ieke de Vries Named Winner of CSSH 2018-2019 Outstanding Teaching Awards

The Northeastern University College of Social Sciences and Humanities announced the winners of the 2018-2019 Outstanding Teaching Awards. Criminal Justice PhD Candidate Ieke de Vries was named one of several award recipients. She was recognized for her effectiveness as an instructor and commended for her extensive curriculum development. Read more about Ieke and the other…
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Published On: February 21, 2019 |
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Welcome Dr. Rod K. Brunson, Thomas P. O’Neill Chair of Public Life

  The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice is delighted to welcome Dr. Rod K. Brunson as the Thomas P. O’Neill Chair of Public Life in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice and the Department of Political Science in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities effective July 1, 2019. Dr. Brunson will also serve as Director…
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Published On: February 13, 2019 |
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Professor Amy Farrell Discusses Human Trafficking During the Super Bowl

After 33 people were arrested for trafficking at the Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta, Professor Amy Farrell commented on the high volume of human trafficking during the Super Bowl, the World Cup, the Olympics, and other major events. Farrell, whose research primarily focuses on hate crimes and human trafficking, explained that exploitation often occurs at…
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Published On: February 5, 2019 |
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Professor Jack McDevitt Collects Data to Address Racial Profiling by Police

Professor Jack McDevitt, Director of the Institute in Race and Justice at Northeastern University, is leading a study to address whether police officers in Douglas County, Kansas engage in racial profiling. McDevitt is working alongside Northeastern University Professor Amy Farrell and American University Professor Janice Iwama (Northeastern University ’16) to change the way police departments…
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Published On: January 7, 2019 |
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