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Associate Dean Jack McDevitt to lead gun advisory panel

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Published On: March 14, 2013 |
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NPR story: "Does crime drop when immigrants move in?"

Professor Ramiro Martinez discusses immigrants and crime rate with NPR, stating, “violent crime is actually lower than you would expect along the U.S. border with Mexico”. Read or listen to the full story at NPR.

Published On: March 11, 2013 |
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NPR story: “Does crime drop when immigrants move in?”

Professor Ramiro Martinez discusses immigrants and crime rate with NPR, stating, “violent crime is actually lower than you would expect along the U.S. border with Mexico”. Read or listen to the full story at NPR
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Professor James Alan Fox’s Boston Globe blog piece featured by corrections.com

“Life without parole: Right for some, wrong for others”. Read here…

Published On: December 5, 2012 |
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Recent publication co-edited by criminal justice Professor Ramiro Martinez: Punishing immigrants: Policy, politics, and injustice

Book Description: The passage of new immigration bills is just the latest phase in the singling out of immigrants and attempts to portray newcomers as crime prone. The presumed criminality of “illegal aliens” if often cited as an excuse for ever-harsher immigration policies, the research literature has in fact recognized that immigrants commit less crime, and especially less violent crime, than the native-born…
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Published On: November 16, 2012 |
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Doctoral student travels to Rwanda for dissertation research

Kristin A. Bell, a doctoral student in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, traveled to Kigali, Rwanda in August 2012 for her dissertation research. ..
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Published On: October 2, 2012 |
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Street lighting and crime prevention

Dr. Brandon Welsh, Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal justice, discusses the effects of improved street lighting on crime. Listen here…..
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Published On: July 27, 2012 |
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Identifying challenges to improve the investigation and prosecution of state and local human trafficking cases

Drs. Amy Farrell and Jack McDevitt with graduate assistants Rebecca Pfeffer and Stephanie Fahy completed a report for the National Institute of Justice on prosecuting human trafficking cases…
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Published On: June 27, 2012 |
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Professor Brandon Welsh’s research cited in The New York Times

Research conducted by Brandon Welsh, associate professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, was cited in a New York Times article about the time of day when crime occurs. Read more…

Published On: March 26, 2012 |
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Professor’s research cited in The New York Times

Research conducted by Brandon Welsh, associate professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, was cited in a New York Times article about the time of day when crime occurs. Read more…..
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