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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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Examining the dynamics of drug violence

Ramiro Martinez Jr., a quantitative criminologist and professor at Northeastern, discusses the war on drugs in Mexico and whether it will affect border security in the United States. Read more....
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Dispelling stereotypes about immigrant populations

Ramiro Martinez Jr., a professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, focuses his research on attitudes toward the Latino population. More…..
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