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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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Doctoral Student Ieke de Vries Publishes in The British Journal of Criminology

Ieke de Vries, a doctoral student, has published her article titled “Connected to Crime: An Exploration of the Nesting of Labour Trafficking and Exploitation in Legitimate Markets” in the British Journal of Criminology. To read the full article, please visit the BJC. Abstract: This article explores corporate involvement in labour trafficking and labour exploitation based…
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Published On: July 23, 2018 |
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Prof Welsh: CCTV and Crime Prevention

Professor Welsh has written a new report on the effects of CCTV on crime. The article was released by Sweden’s National Council for Crime Prevention at Stockholm conference. The full article can be viewed on bra.se. Abstract: Closed circuit television surveillance (CCVT) is a commonly used and equally commonly debated method for preventing crime. Technological developments have…
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Published On: June 20, 2018 |
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Doctoral Candidate Steven Zane wins Outstanding Graduate Student Award for Research

Doctoral Candidate Steven Zane has been awarded the 2018 Outstanding Graduate Student Award for Research. The Outstanding Graduate Student Award for Research recipients have shown their ability to conduct high-level research and make contributions to the scholarly literature in their field. “As a research assistant on the Cambridge-Somerville Youth Study, led by his advisor, Professor…
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Published On: April 24, 2018 |
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