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Welcoming Frederike Ambagtsheer

Frederike Ambagtsheer is a visiting scholar at the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice from September 2017 until February 2018. She has a MSc degree in Criminology and an LLM degree in Public International Law. In 2012 she obtained a grant from the European Union to coordinate a 3-year international research project (known as the HOTT project)…
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Published On: September 21, 2017 |
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Kathleen Currul-Dykeman, ’10, appointed Director of the Martin Institute at Stonehill College

SCCJ alum, Kathleen Currul-Dykeman, has been appointed Director of the Martin Institute at Stonehill College. The Institute is “the hub of Stonehill’s effort to develop student leaders committed to becoming active citizens in service to an improved human community.” Dr Currul-Dykeman graduated from Northeastern in 2010 with her Doctorate in Criminology and Criminal Justice. For…
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Published On: September 13, 2017 |
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Prof Brandon Welsh, Prof Michael Rocque, and doctoral candidate Steven Zane Publish “Delinquency prevention for individual change: Richard Clarke Cabot and the making of the Cambridge-Somerville Youth Study”

Newly published research on the Cambridge-Somerville Youth Study examines the study’s historical influences, with a focus on the founder and first director, Richard Clarke Cabot (1868-1939), “Delinquency prevention for individual change: Richard Clarke Cabot and the making of the Cambridge-Somerville Youth Study.” The article was written by SCCJ Professor Brandon Welsh, doctoral candidate Steven Zane, and Professor Michael Rocque…
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Published On: August 25, 2017 |
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SCCJ alum Timothy Love featured in News@Northeastern

Timothy Love, ’10, was recently featured in News@Northeastern for his work on the NUPD. Timothy’s first co-op experience was with the NUPD in 2010 as a special services clerk. This co-op would lead Timothy to pursue a career with NUPD after graduating in 2010. He was hired as a community service officer and later was…
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Published On: August 17, 2017 |
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Anthony Braga’s new article: “The New Policing, Crime Control, and Harm Reduction”

Professor Anthony Braga has published a new article, “The New Policing, Crime Control, and Harm Reduction,” as part of The Dream Revisited series. The Dream Revisted is a “series of thoughtful debates on issues related to racial and economic segregation in neighborhoods and schools” which is housed in the NYU Furman Center. Prof Braga’s article…
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Published On: July 27, 2017 |
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Prof Nikos Passas co-authors “Afghan Narcotrafficking: Illicit Financial Flows”

Dr Nikos Passas has co-authored Afghan Narcotrafficking: Illicit Financial Flows with Nicolas Giannakopoulos. “The EastWest Institute (EWI) today announced the launch of its latest report, Afghan Narcotrafficking: Illicit Financial Flows. The fifth in a six-part series, this report has been developed to assist policymakers and scholars to better comprehend the nature of illicit flows of…
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Published On: June 7, 2017 |
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Emma Fridel, PhD Student, and Dr James Alan Fox publish in Violence and Gender

Dr James Alan Fox and PhD student Emma Fridel have published “Gender Differences in Patterns and Trends in U.S. Homicide, 1976–2015” in Violence and Gender. Abstract: In the research literature on homicide, gender has generally received less attention than other demographic characteristics, specifically the age and race of victims and offenders. To some extent, this…
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Published On: May 16, 2017 |
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Ruffin Society Convocation on Race and Justice in Massachusetts and America

The Ruffin Society held the Convocation on Race and Justice in Massachusetts and America on April 14, 2017. The Convocation brought together members of the community, police, and legal system to discuss race relations and how that impacts minorities in the criminal justice system. From Jason Kornwitz’s article: “Collaboration is key to improving race relations…
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Published On: April 18, 2017 |
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SNA Workshop with Dr Andrew Papachristos

The Criminology and Criminal Justice Graduate Student Association (CCJGSA) hosted a workshop on social network analysis led by Dr. Andrew Papachristos, Yale University, whose expertise lies in social networks and criminology. Dr. Papachristos’ research also focuses on neighborhoods, street gangs, and interpersonal violence. The workshop was designed to be an introduction to social network analysis….
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Published On: March 28, 2017 |
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PhD Student Steven Zane and Drs Gregory Zimmerman and Brandon Welsh publish in Justice Quarterly

Justice Quarterly publishes new research article on the critical role of theory in crime prevention programs titled “The Centrality of Theory in Modern Day Crime Prevention: Developments, Challenges, and Opportunities,” by Professors Welsh and Zimmerman and PhD student Steven Zane. Abstract: Theory matters in crime prevention. Indeed, but this is hardly the full story. Crime…
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Published On: March 23, 2017 |
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