President Barron Visits College of Criminology:
Newly named Florida State University President Dr. Eric Barron visited both the Hecht House and the Center for Criminological Research and Public Policy this past March. During his visit President Barron met with faculty, staff, and students to learn more about the important and exciting initiatives taking place in our College. The President has stated one of his primary goals will be making FSU the most “student-centered” University in the nation. The College of Criminology would like to support the President as he takes on this endeavor, but we need your help in developing plans to better assist you and your fellow students. If you have information you would like to see included in the next copy of the College's newsletter, if there are other areas of student services you would like us to more proactively address, or any way we may be able to serve you better, please send your comments/suggestions to Shane Clark at email@example.com We need your input!
Quality Enhancement Review: FSU College of Criminology Ranks #7 and climbing in National Reports
This year the College has been working hard to complete a Quality Enhancement Review. The review highlights the major accomplishments and initiatives our College is embarking upon, as well as areas that may require additional focus to meet the needs of our student population. A specialist from the University of Pennsylvania came to the College to assess the review. Our College was acknowledged for its high level of top quality faculty additions, phenomenal leadership, and excellent student faculty collaborations. This year the College has been ranked by US News and World Report as the #7 program in the country. The QER assessment predicts that with the College's continued rate of development we can expect to progress upward in these ranks in subsequent years.
Mortgage Foreclosures and Crime Rates
During the past few years, a large number of areas across the United States have experienced unprecedented levels of housing foreclosures. The National Institute of Justice selected Dr. Eric Baumer, Allen E. Liska Professor of Criminiology to conduct a comprehensive study to document the association between neighborhood patterns of foreclosure and crime across 50 large U.S. cities. The results of this study could have huge implications for public policy decisions.
To find out more about the exciting projects taking place at the Center for Criminology and Public Policy Research, follow the link below.
First Graduates of Computer Criminology Program
This past year The College of Criminology and Criminal Justice, in collaboration with the Department of Computer Science, awarded for the first time anywhere in the state of Florida the Degree of Bachelor's of Science in Computer Criminology. We would like to congratulate the graduates of this ground breaking program. Computer Criminology is a rapidly growing discipline in the field of criminal justice and it is with great excitement and encouragement that we wish our graduates the best of luck as they bring their unique qualifications to the workforce.
To learn more about the Computer Criminology Program at FSU follow the link below.
Congratulations Dr. Beaver!
Dr. Kevin Beaver, who joined the College's faculty in 2006, was this year's recipient of the American Society of Criminology Ruth Shonle Cavan Young Scholar Award. This award recognizes the amazing contributions Dr. Beaver has made to the field since receiving his PhD in 2006. We want to send our sincerest congratulations to Dr. Beaver and thank him for the amazing contribution he has made both to the field and to our program.
To learn more about Dr. Beaver's research interests and courses he teaches follow the link below.
Criminology Students Publish in Top Academic Journals
Encouraging student research and publication has always been a core value of FSU’s criminology degree programs. Each semester numerous students work with faculty members on conducting original research, and some earn the prestigious distinction of having their work published in a prominent academic journal. Here are just some of our outstanding students and the journals that have recognized their contributions to the field.
Students: J.C. Barnes, Brian B. Boutwell, Walter Forrest, Robert Lightfoot, Matthew Crow, Courtney Waid, Jessica Nilsson, Marie Ratchford, Ashley Sak, Xia Wang
Journals:Biodemography and Social Biology, Justice Quarterly, American Journal of Criminal Justice, The Development of Persistent Criminality, ACJS Today, Courts and Justice, Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, Criminal Justice and Behavior, Psychiatry Research, Delinquency: Causes, Reduction, and Prevention
Follow the link below to ask an advisor how you can get involved in research as early as your sophomore year!
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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's calendar for the most up-to-date information.