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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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Published On: April 1, 2019 |
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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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Doctoral Student Eileen Kirk Named National Prize Winner of 2018 American Society of Criminology Gene Carte Student Paper Award

The American Society of Criminology elected the 2018 winners of the annual Gene Carte Student Paper Award. The award, established in 1971, is given to recognize outstanding scholarly work of students. This year, doctoral student Eileen Kirk was named one of three recipients of the award. Kirk’s winning paper entitled “Punitive Disadvantage: Prison Cycling as…
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Published On: January 2, 2019 |
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Professor Natasha Frost Studies Job with Highest Suicide Rate

Professor Natasha Frost is working to address the disproportionately high suicide rate in a particular profession within the Massachusetts community. Since Frost joined the faculty at Northeastern in 2005, she has invested her time in research pertaining to punishment and social control. Frost explains that correctional officers in the state of Massachusetts take their own…
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Published On: December 19, 2018 |
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Doctoral Student Ieke de Vries and Masters Student Kelly Goggin Publish in Trauma, Violence, & Abuse

Doctoral candidate Ieke de Vries and Masters student Kelly Goggin have published “The Impact of Childhood Abuse on the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Youth: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis” in the Sage Journal Trauma, Violence, & Abuse. The article can be viewed on the Sage website…
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Published On: October 12, 2018 |
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