The 2021 Research Highlights Newsletter is Now Available

The department is pleased to release the 2021 research highlights newsletter, which features the various journal articles, grant projects, and other research activities carried out by our faculty and graduate students.

Dr. Peacock Part of Assessment of Law Enforcement Reform in Mozambique

The lone academic selected for a U.S. Department of Justice assessment team, Dr. Peacock helped evaluate the prospects for an assistance program to support rule-of-law policing and investigation practices in the country. The program is expected to include a role for local civil society institutions in training Mozambique officers.

Dr. Zgoba Publishes Study on the Effectiveness of SORN Laws

Dr. Zgoba led a study published in the Journal of Experimental Criminology on the effectiveness of sex offender registration and notification (SORN) laws. The conclusion of the study is that SORN laws are ineffective at reducing recidivism.

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Dr. Kutateladze Receives University Award

Dr. Kutateladze has received an FIU Faculty Award for Excellence in Research & Creative Activities. He will be honored along with other award winners at the Faculty Convocation Award Ceremony in Fall 2021.

CCJ Department Faculty Awarded $760K Grant by the Schusterman Family Foundation

The two-year grant will fund the new Community Prosecutor Researcher Project housed at the Center for the Administration of Justice. 

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Congratulations to Drs. Flexon, Guerette, and Meldrum

Dr. Jamie Flexon, Dr. Rob Guerette, and Dr. Ryan Meldrum were each promoted to Full Professor today by FIU President Mark Rosenberg.

Dr. Vincent Robinson Receives the President's Access and Equity Award

The award is given to a faculty member who has demonstrated efforts exceeding one’s mandated job responsibilities that promote the values of diversity and the importance of equity and inclusion at FIU.

PhD Candidate Sadhika Soor Awarded Funding from ADPCCJ

The association of doctoral programs in criminology and criminal justice awarded Sadhika Soor the funding to take two summer stats courses offered by Dr. Andrew Hayes to increase the methodological rigor of her dissertation focused on the link between adverse childhood experiences and delinquency.

Dr. Guerette Awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to Lead Research in Iceland

Dr. Guerette will be working with the Icelandic Police Commission and the University of Akureyri in developing curriculum for their police training programs related to the analysis and prevention of cyber-based crime.

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PhD Student Marcia Diaz Publishes New Research on Stalking Victimization

The study, entitled "Exploring Multiple-Perpetrator Stalking: Victim Consequences of Solo and Multiple Stalkers," was recently published in the journal Victims & Offenders.

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Launch Event Held for USAID’s Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructure in Ukraine Program

On March 30, USAID held the launch event for the FIU-coordinated Higher Education Component of USAID’s Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructure in Ukraine Program. The hybrid live event for invited Ukrainian press included the announcement of the 14 universities in Ukraine that were selected out of 29 leading Ukrainian higher education institutions that applied to participate in the three-year program.

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The Department Celebrates Two New PhD Graduates

We are pleased to announce that both Dr. Sara McFann and Dr. Anna Leimberg successfully defended their dissertations this week!

Video Welcome to FIU Criminology and Criminal Justice

A video welcome to the FIU Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice.

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Online Graduate Summer Seminar in Corrections Slated for Summer C

Classes will include guest lectures from corrections officials and prisoners. The Course code is CCJ 6935 RVCC Summer C.

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Dr. Meldrum's research on digital self-harm featured in The Washington Post

The article, entitled "Digital self-harm: What to do when kids cyberbully themselves," covers recent research by Dr. Meldrum, as well as commentary from other researchers and practitioners.

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U.S. News and World Reports Ranks the Online MSCJ Program as One of the Top in the Country

According to U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best Online Programs the online MSCJ program ranks 17th nationally and 14th among public universities.

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