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College of Criminology and Criminal Justice Alum Earns ACJS Academy New Scholar Award
College of Criminology and Criminal Justice alumnus Dr. Peter Lehmann has been selected as the 2023 Academy New Scholar awardee by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.
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Retired Collier County Sheriff explains how bringing “Research to Life” bolstered his 35-year law enforcement career.
Don Hunter, a graduate of the FSU College of Criminology and Criminal Justice, has dedicated his life to public safety in the state of Florida.  During his 35-year law enforcement career, he served in multiple roles, including Sheriff of Collier County and Chief of the Marco Island Police Department. However, when he first enrolled at FSU in 1972, Hunter had planned to pursue a much different path.
John Thrasher
Florida State University President Emeritus John Thrasher has joined the College of Criminology & Criminal Justice as a faculty affiliate. President Thrasher retired this August, after serving as Florida State University’s 15th president for seven years.  
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Dean Blomberg was a recent guest on the podcast College Knowledge. In the episode, Criminology: Beyond Criminal Justice - A discussion with Dr. Tom Blomberg of FSU, Dean Blomberg discusses how the field of Criminology goes far beyond Criminal Justice and working in law enforcement. Dr. Blomberg explains how the research, analytics and data gathered by criminologists are being used to make the world a safer place.  To listen to the full interview click here. 
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Brian M. Stephens, co-director of the College’s Policing, Security Technology, and Private Security Research and Policy Institute, was appointed by Teneo as a Senior Managing Director with its Security Risk Advisory business segment.
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The College is pleased to announce that Dr. Ted Chiricos, William Julius Wilson Professor Emeritus of Criminology, has recently been named a Fellow of the American Society of Criminology (ASC).
Jason Kaelin
A sense of service, faith, family, and 1970s television programs led College of Criminology & Criminal Justice alumnus Jason Kaelin to his career in law enforcement and, ultimately, to his current position with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
Matthew Robinson
Matthew Robinson, College of Criminology & Criminal Justice alumnus and professor at Appalachian State University, was recently named among the Top 25 most influential criminologists by AcademicInfluence.com, coming in at the 19th most influential in the field.
Online Masters' in Criminal Justice #8 in the nation
The College of Criminology and Criminal Justice’s online graduate program remains among the top 10 best programs in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best Online Programs ranking. The College’s online master’s degree in criminal justice retained its respective spots at No. 8 nationally and No. 6 among public universities. For veterans, the online program checked in at No. 5.
Dona Cormier
The College of Criminology and Criminal Justice is saddened to announce the passing of College alumna, Dona Cormier, B.S. ’85. Dona was extremely dedicated to the College and Florida State University, along with her church and community.