College of Criminology and Criminal Justice Ranked #1 Nationally!
Florida State University College of Criminology Professor Gary Kleck has completed a study comparing the number of faculty publications in scholarly journals for criminology programs nationwide from 2005 to 2009. The results show the Florida State University College of Criminology and Criminal Justice ranked #1, with over 30 publications more than our closest competitor. This is an increase from the #7 spot previously held from 2000 to 2005. This is an awesome accomplishment and we commend all who worked to achieve such a great level of success. The article will be published in early 2011 in the Journal of Criminal Justice Education. To subscribe to this or other journals prominent in the field of Criminology and Criminal Justice visit:
National Science Foundation Awards Prestigious Grants to Dr. Eric Baumer and Dr. Vanessa Barker
College of Criminology and Criminal Justice Professors Eric Baumer and Vanessa Barker have each received highly competitive research grants from the National Science Foundation. Dr. Barker has received 18 months of funding to study how immigrants have been caught up in conflicts over national identity and global integration in Europe. In her research, she will examine how immigrants are integrated differently through labor, politics, and social life in Sweden, France, and the UK, and how these differences are manifested in each country's criminal justice system.
Dr. Baumer received a two year grant for a project entitled “A Temporal and Spatial Analysis of Sex, Race, and Ethnic Disparities in the Probability of Incarceration” and seeks to reveal the role race and gender may play in prison sentencing and whether changes in sentencing have occurred during the last few decades. Dr. Baumer hopes to find answers to these pressing questions effecting public policy.
New Faculty Join the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Please join us in welcoming two new faculty members to the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice: Dr.'s Alex Piquero and Nicole Piquero. Professor Alex Piquero joins us from the University of Maryland, Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology. His research interests focus on the longitudinal patterning of criminal activity over the life course. Associate Professor Nicole Piquero joins us from the Virginia Commonwealth University. Her research interests include White Collar and Corporate Crime, Gender and Crime, and Criminological Theory Testing. In addition to teaching and research, Dr. Nicole Piquero has assumed the editorship of the College's Journal of Drug Issues. We are excited to have such accomplished scholars join the College. To find out more about Dr.'s Alex and Nicole Piquero's research interests, as well as the classes they teach, please follow the links below.
New Study Abroad Program: Israel Summer 2011
Criminology students interested in studying abroad will have a new opportunity to take criminology courses in Israel next summer. The program runs from May 10 - June 16th, 2011 and will feature weekly class sessions and field trips. Students will stay in Kibbutz style housing 20 minutes outside of Jerusalem, which will provide a unique cultural experience of living and working alongside local residents. Trips will include Jerusalem, Masada and the Dead Sea, Israeli Police Stations, Court and Prisons, Caesarea and Golan, and the Negev Desert. Undergraduate courses will be offered in Comparative Criminology and Criminal Justice: CCJ4004, Culture and Crime: CCJ4933, Crime, Justice, and Israeli Literature: CCJ4938, International Criminal Justice Systems: CCJ4938, and International Terrorism: CCJ4938. The program leader is College of Criminology and Criminal Justice Professor Marc Gertz, and all courses will transfer as an elective credit toward Criminology major requirements. To find out more about this, and other study abroad opportunities, please visit:
Featured Course: CCJ 3654 Drugs, Drug Users, and the Justice System
A voter initiated measure in California has been placed on the November ballot titled Proposition 19. If passed, Proposition 19 would allow people 21 years old or older to possess, cultivate, or transport marijuana for personal use. It would also allow local governments to tax and regulate the commercial production and sale of the drug. If the proposition passes, California will be the first state to decriminalize the use of marijuana for recreational purposes since the initial Marijuana Tax Act of 1937. If you are interested in the history of drug policy and legislation in the United States you can learn more by enrolling in CCJ3654: Drugs, Drug Users, and the Justice System. The course provides an overview of the nature and types of drug use, drug related problems and issues, criminal justice involvement with drug offenders, and national and international drug policies.
2010-11 Scholarship Application Deadline Extended Until September 8, 2010
The College has extended the 2010-11 deadline for submission of scholarship applications until September 8, 2010. Students can fill out the form on line by following the link below or stopping by the Student Services Office, 209 Hecht House, to fill out an application. Scholarship award announcements are expected to be made in mid-October and will be retroactive to the beginning of the fall semester.
Interested in Graduate School?
In a struggling economy, one of the best ways students can improve their employment marketability is by earning an advanced degree. Through the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice combined Bachelor's to Master's Program, capable students have the opportunity to take up to 12 credit hours of graduate level coursework that will count toward both a bachelor's and a master's degree. By completing 12 hours of graduate coursework while still an undergraduate, students get a jump start on the graduate program and can complete a master's degree within 1 year of completing a bachelor's degree. This is an amazing opportunity for academically talented students to save time, money, and improve their career potential.
"The BS-MS program is a great way to get introduced to and collaborate with faculty and PhD students on leading issues in criminologycal research as an undergraduate student."
If you have ever been interested in graduate study, you can learn more about this awesome program by attending the Fall BS-MS Information Session, scheduled for this October. For more information, speak with Graduate Coordinator Margarita Frankeberger in Student Services.
Let Your Voice be Heard!
We welcome your ideas, comments, concerns, or suggestions in regard to the Criminology Undergraduate Program. Dean Blomberg likes to say “only the squeaky wheel gets the oil” so we want to encourage you to let your voice be heard by sending any comments or concerns to Shane Clark at email@example.com. Comments will be compiled and submitted to Dean Blomberg for review.
Mark Your Calendar.
Dates are subject to change. Please refer to Registrar's Web site http://registrar.fsu.edu/dir_class/fall/acad_cal.htm or check the College calendar for the most up-to-date information.