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Sarah Tahamont CCJS Interdisciplinary Lecture Series: "The Effect of Facility Security Classification on Serious Rules Violation Reports in California Prisons: A Regression Discontinuity Design" [4/16/2014]
Sarah Tahamont, School of Criminal Justice, University at Albany, SUNY   ABSTRACT The different levels of prison facility are designed to recognize heterogeneity in the inmate population and to Read more...
Joseph Heath Lecture by Professor Joseph Heath: Justice and Future Generations [4/15/2014]
Dr. Joseph Heath Professor and Director of the Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto   Justice and Future Generations   Lecture at 5:00pm with reception following     Co- Read more...
Forensic Veterinary Medicine ForensicWeek.com Webcast: Forensic Veterinary Medicine [4/10/2014]
ForensicWeek.com is airing Episode 57 this Thursday, April 10th at 7:00 PM (EST).  The topic for discussion is “Forensic Veterinary Medicine.”  The show will examine how Veterinary Medicine Read more...
Bruce Dubinsky Lecture by Bruce Dubinsky: Ethics – Avoiding Orange or Green Apparel [4/9/2014]
Managing Director, Global Disputes & Investigations Practice, Duff and Phelps Frank Auditorium, 1524 Van Munching Hall April 9, 2014 5:30pm   Sponsored by Center for Business Ethics, Read more...
Unsolved Crimes ForensicWeek.com Webcast: Unresolved Crimes April 3, 2014 [4/3/2014]
ForensicWeek.com is airing Episode 56 this Thursday, April 3rd at 7:00 PM (EST).  The topic for discussion is “Unresolved Crimes.”    Read more...
Forensic Entomology Webcast ForensicWeek.com Webcast 3-27-14: Forensic Entomology [3/27/2014]
ForensicWeek.com is airing Episode 55 this Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 7:00 PM (EST).  The topic for discussion is “Forensic Entomology.”    The show will take a fascinating look at Read more...
Googling the NSA event poster Googling the NSA: Accountability in the Age of Big Data March 25, 2014 [3/25/2014]
Presentations by:  James Grimmelmann, Professor at UM Carey Law; Leonard Moodispaw, CEO KEYW Holding Corp, James P. Lynch, Professor at UMD Criminology & Criminal Justice Department, Michael Read more...
ForensicWeek.com Webcast:  ASPCA’s Forensic Sciences and Anti-Cruelty Projects ForensicWeek.com Webcast: ASPCA’s Forensic Sciences and Anti-Cruelty Projects [3/13/2014]
ForensicWeek.com is airing Episode 54 this Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 7:00 PM (EST).  The topic for discussion is “ASPCA’s Forensic Sciences and Anti-Cruelty Projects.”  The show will take Read more...
Lawrence Sherman Dr. Lawrence Sherman Presentation: New Findings from the Milwaukee Domestic Violence Experiment [3/3/2014]
Results reveal that the arrest of intimate partners for misdemeanor violence has doubled the death rate among all 529 African-American victims of domestic violence. Join Dr. Sherman as he discusses Read more...
James Lynch Dr. Lynch's Lecture: Incarceration and Crime at the Neighborhood Level [3/3/2014]
Dr. James Lynch’s talk is part of the Population Research Center’s seminar series.  Dr. Lynch's title is entitled, “Incarceration and Crime at the Neighborhood Level: Results from Baltimore and Read more...
Exposing Junk Science in the Courtroom ForensicWeek.com Webcast: Exposing Junk Science in the Courtroom [2/27/2014]
ForensicWeek.com is airing Episode 52 this Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 7:00 PM (EST).  The topic for discussion is “Exposing Junk Science in the Courtroom.”  Special guest is Dorothy Read more...
Kennesaw State University Lecture by Professor Sri Ramamoori: Governance, Ethics, and Accountability [3/4/2014]
Associate Professor of Accounting and Director Sri Ramamoori - Board Culture & Behavioral Dynamics, Corporate Governance Center, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw State University   Read more...
Forensic Live Show Forensic Week: Broadcasting This Week’s Show on Location From the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS), 66th Annual Scientific Meeting in Seattle, WA [2/21/2014]
ForensicWeek.com is broadcasting this week’s show on location from the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS), 66th Annual Scientific Meeting in Seattle, WA.  The show will be LIVE from Read more...
Gary laFree Emerging Global Security Threats in Asia, the Middle East and Africa GAC-Terrorism
Professor LaFree presented new data to the GAC (Global Agenda Councils) on Terrorism at their 2013 Abu Dhabi meetings. According to the findings, terrorist attacks reached a record high in frequency Read more...
Laura Dugan A Broader Understanding to Countering Terrorism
Laura Dugan to give a lecture on her research in counterterrorism for the University of Texas San Antonio, College of Public Policy’s Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series on February 4, 2014.   Read more...
Gary LaFree Dr. LaFree Elected On the Committee for the World Economic Forum (WEF)
It is our honor to announce that Dr. LaFree was elected to be on the committee for the World Economic Forum. To support the annual meetings of the WEF (World Economic Forum) in Davos, Switzerland, it Read more...
Whytnee Foriest Submissions of Future “Doctoral Student Forum” columns are encouraged! [9/19/2013]
DOCTORAL STUDENT FORUM   Submissions of future “Doctoral Student Forum” columns are encouraged. Please contact Bianca Bersani: bian-ca.ber Read more...
Midday with Dan Rodricks Logo Professor Dugan speaks about Boston Bombing on Midday with Dan Rodricks Radio Show
On April 24, 2013, Dr. Laura Dugan appeared on the “Boston Bombing Aftermath” episode of the radio show Midday with Dan Rodricks. 2013.  As part of a panel of experts speaking about the FBI Read more...
Laura Dugan Grant Award for Professor Laura Dugan and Colleagues' Research: What Type of Talk is Cheap? Dyadic Discourse in Political Violence
Dr. Laura Dugan and colleagues have recently received an interdisciplinary seed grant award from the University of Maryland's ADVANCE Program for their research:  "What Type of Talk is Cheap? Read more...
CCJS at Maryland Day 2013 Criminology Shines at 2013 Maryland Day
We showcased many activities at this year's Maryland Day on April 27th.  Visitors to Criminology's tables could get fingerprinted, lift fingerprints, solve a crime using dollhouse crime scenes, Read more...
Kyle Thomas CCJS Graduate Student Kyle Thomas Awarded All S.T.A.R. Fellowship
Kyle Thomas, graduate student from the Criminology Department, has been awarded the All S.T.A.R. Fellowship, which is a new fellowship from the graduate school awarded to students who show excellence Read more...
START Two Recent Key Reports by START: #1-Boston Marathon Bombings and #2-Americans Attitude about Terrorism
Read two recently published reports by the University of Maryland’s National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START):   START Background Report:  Boston Read more...
Jerry Lee Foundation 13th Annual Jerry Lee Capitol Hill Symposium on Evidence-Based Crime Policy, April 29-30, 2013, National Guard Memorial, Washington, D.C.
Police Education in What Works: From the US to the UK   13th Jerry Lee Capitol Hill Symposium on Evidence-Based Crime Policy   Monday April 29th and Tuesday April 30th, 2013   National Read more...
CCJS Best Grad School CCJS Continues #1 Ranking as Best Graduate School for Criminology
According to US News & World Report's 2014 Best Grad Schools listing, the Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice continues to hold the #1 ranking.     Read the US News Read more...
Professors Cukier and Maimon Professors David Maimon and Michel Cukier - Understanding the Human Side of Cybercrime
Dr. David Maimon, an assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice, and Dr. Michel Cukier, an associate professor of reliability engineering at the A. James Clark School of Engineering Read more...
Recidivism Landmark Report Landmark Report on Pennsylvania Recidivism by Bret Bucklen
Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (PADOC) released a landmark report on recidivism in Pennsylvania. The recidivism report was prepared by Bret Bucklen, who is a doctoral candidate in CCJS and Read more...
Gun Safety Identification & Awareness Presentation Gun Safety Identification & Awareness Presentation
The Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity and Criminal Justice Association sponsored program, “Gun Safety, Identification, and Awareness” was successfully presented last Thursday evening, March 14th at Read more...
P. Jeffrey Brantingham Lecture Video of Lecture "The Los Angeles Predictive Policing Experiment" by Dr. Jeff Brantingham is Now Available
Dr. Jeff Brantingham's lecture "The Los Angeles Predictive Policing Experiment" at College Park on February 5th was a success with approximately 150 people (faculty, students, and local police Read more...
Jean McGloin Professor Jean McGloin Presents at Network Perspectives in Criminology & Criminal Justice Conference
This January Dr. Jean McGloin spoke at the Network Perspectives in Criminology and Criminal Justice Conference at the Arizona State University.  Dr. McGloin's presentation was titled "A Social Read more...
Peter Reuter Dr. Peter Reuter Cited in The New York Times Article "For Lesser Crimes, Rethinking Life Behind Bars"
Research by Drs. Peter Reuter and Jonathan Caulkins was referenced in a recent New York Times article, "For Lesser Crimes, Rethinking Life Behind Bars," about growing skepticism over mandatory prison Read more...
Professor Eric Wish Receives Honors College Outstanding Teaching Award Professor Eric Wish Receives Honors College Outstanding Teaching Award
On October 12, 2012, Professor William Dorland, Director of the Honors College, announced the Outstanding Teaching Award for Eric Wish, Director of the BSOS Center for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR Read more...
Gun Safety Identification & Awareness Presentation Poster Gun Safety Identification & Awareness Presentation, 7:00pm, March 14, 2013, Marie Mount Lecture Hall 1400
Professor Tom Mauriello and representatives from the University of Maryland Police Department and several firearms experts will be discussing the issues of gun violence, safety and awareness, along Read more...
Harold Pollack Lecture by Dr. Harold Pollack on March 4, 2013, 12:00pm, Benjamin BannekerA at UMD Stamp
STRENGTHENING SOCIAL-COGNITIVE SKILLS AMONG DISADVANTAGED YOUTH: A RANDOMIZED FIELD EXPERIMENT   A growing body of research shows that non-cognitive or “social-cognitive” skills such as impulse Read more...
Priya Banerjee Former CCJS Student Dr. Priya Banerjee - Guest on forensicweek.com Show
Thursday, December 13, 2012, forensicweek.com show host, Professor Tom Mauriello, featured forensic pathologist and medical examiner, Dr. Priya Banerjee, on the show as his special guest.  What Read more...
David Wilson SACC Lecture Featuring Dr. David Wilson "Meta Analysis" February 25, 2013
Statistical Applications in Criminology and Criminal Justice 2012-2013 Lecture Series   "Meta Analysis" Dr. David Wilson   February 25, 2013 12pm – 2pm 1101 Morrill Hall   Read more...
P. Jeffrey Brantingham “Los Angeles Predictive Policing Experiment” Lecture by Dr. P. Jeffrey Brantingham February 5, 2013
Departments of Criminology & Criminal Justice, Anthropology and Public Safety Lecture February 5, 2013, 12:00-2:00pm, Juan Ramon Jimenez (Room 2208), Stamp Student Union   Read more...
Shawn Bushway SACC Lecture Featuring Dr. Shawn Bushway February 4, 2013
Statistical Applications in Criminology and Criminal Justice 2012-2013   Modeling: Making Sure the Theoretical Dog Wags the Statistical Tail   Dr. Shawn Bushway   February 4, Read more...
Nanjing CCJS Graduate Students Criminal Justice Graduate Students at Nanjing Normal University of China
Twenty one of the students taking their second classes in our Professional Master’s degree program in China get ready for Professor Laura Dugan.  This is the ninth cohort of students in our Read more...
Translational Criminology Dr. John Laub & Translational Criminology
Translational criminology aims to break down barriers between basic and applied research by creating a dynamic interface between research and practice.  In his role as director of the National Read more...
forensicweek.com Tom Mauriello Co-Hosts The forensicweek.com Show
ForensIQ wishes to announce the November 29, 2012 premier of an all-new webcast TV show, “forensicweek.com,” hosted by Tom Mauriello and Kevin Dolan.  The show will be broadcasted LIVE every Read more...
James Lynch Dr. James P. Lynch - New Chair of Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Dr. James P. Lynch has been appointed professor and department chair effective January 1, 2013.  Professor Lynch joins the department after serving (since June 22, 2010) as the director of the Read more...
Dr. Laura Dugan's Interview on Turkish Public Television Dr. Laura Dugan is Featured on Turkish Television
On September 30, 2012, Dr. Laura Dugan was interviewed on Turkish public television TRT’s international news channel, TRT TURK, to discuss her 2008 article, “Sudden Desistance from Terrorism:  Read more...
CCJS Incoming Graduate Students Welcome Incoming CCJS Graduate Students
Incoming Criminology graduate students are Rebecca Richardson, Joshua Bittinger, Miranda Galvin, Tom Scott, Daniel Jang, Jonathan Kennedy, Emily Swoveland, Jan Hudson, Rebecca Stabile, Simon Lou, Read more...
Sally Simpson Dr. Sally Simpson Awarded $447,117 from Bureau of Justice Statistics for "Building a Comprehensive White-Collar Crime Data System"
Professor Sally Simpson was recently awarded $447,117 from the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) for her research project, Building a Comprehensive White-Collar Crime Data System.  The award is Read more...
Whytnee Foriest and Patricia Joseph Law & Criminal Justice in China
This past summer, two of our doctoral students, Patricia Joseph and Whytnee Foriest, participated in the 2012 Exchange of Law Culture program at the Nanjing Normal University School of Law in Nanjing Read more...
David Mitchell New Faces
We are pleased to introduce three new lecturers to the Criminology Department this Fall.  Dr. David Mitchell, Sr., Dr. David Bierie, and Dr. Kimberly Mehlman-Orozco.    Read more...
Thomas Loughran Nonparametric Regression Lecture - Dr. Thomas Loughran (Statistical Applications in Criminology and Criminal Justice Lecture Series) [10/3/2012]
Nonparametric statistics are common in the behavioral sciences, and are based on similar hypothesis tests with fewer assumptions than regular parametric statistics.  This lecture will give an Read more...
Forensic Science Enrichment Program 1 Young Students Learn Forensic Science from Professor Mauriello
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Cyber Criminology Professor Maimon: Guest Speaker at Cyber Security International Conference in Sarajevo
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Laura Dugan ‘Carrot’ Works Better than ‘Stick’ Against Terror in Israel: UMD-Led Study by Dr. Laura Dugan
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Jean McGloin Dr. Jean McGloin Lectures at 2012 Institute on Systems Science and Health (ISSH)
Dr. Jean McGloin was a guest lecturer for the 2012 Institute on Systems Science and Health (ISSH) on June 10-15, 2012 at Washington University in St. Louis.   As a guest lecturer for the Read more...
Law & Society 2012 International Conference CCJS at 2012 International Conference on Law & Society
Drs. Brian Johnson, Tom Loughran, Kiminori Nakamura, and Sally Simpson (CCJS Faculty) and Melissa Rorie (CCJS graduate student) present their research at the 2012 International Conference on Law Read more...
Dr. David Maimon Professor Maimon Receives Dean’s Research Initiative Funding
Dr. David Maimon’s research titled “Hackers Beware! Experimental Criminology in the Study of System Trespassing” was recently funded by the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences Dean’s Research Read more...
David Maimon and Terence Thornberry Professors Maimon and Thornberry Receive Grant from Maryland Population Research Center
Drs. David Maimon and Terence Thornberry's research titled Geographical Distance between Young Adults and Their Parents: Predictors and Consequences for Adult Children’s Mental Health and Deviant Read more...
CCJS320 Class Professor Mauriello Invited to Center for Teaching Excellence 2012 Summer Institute on Teaching with New(er) Technologies
Tom Mauriello, Instructor for CCJS has been selected to participate in the (Center for Teaching Excellence) CTE's 2012 Summer Institute on Teaching with New(er) Technologies.    Tom has Read more...
Kiminori Nakamura Professor Nakamura's Research Cited by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Guidelines on Use of Criminal Records in Employment Decisions
Professor Kiminori Nakamura's research* on redemption has been cited by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in their new Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Read more...