The Center for Criminology and Public Policy Research

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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.
NIH Grant Info
A National Institutes of Health grant totaling $490,436 was recently awarded to three professors from the College's Center for Criminology and Public Policy Research. This grant will fund a three-year study, “The Individual, Situational, and Contextual Risk Factors for Violent Firearm Injury and Firearm Homicide: A Comparative, Policy-Focused Approach,” conducted by Drs.
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The Florida State University College of Criminology & Criminal Justice is pleased to announce the establishment of the Policing, Security Technology, and Private Security Research & Policy Institute.
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A National Science Foundation grant totaling $236,985 was recently awarded to the College's Hate Crime Research and Policy Institute.
2021 FSU Faculty Award Winners
College of Criminology & Criminal Justice Associate Professor Jillian Turanovic and Mark C. Stafford Professor of Criminology Daniel Mears were recently honored by the University with faculty awards.
Brendan Lantz
The College of Criminology & Criminal Justice is pleased to announce that Assistant Professor Brendan Lantz has been selected as the 2021 Academy New Scholar awardee for the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.
Joe Schwartz
The College of Criminology & Criminal Justice is pleased to announce that Associate Professor Joseph A. Schwartz is this year’s recipient of the Early Career Award from the BioPsychoSocial Division of the American Society of Criminology (ASC).
Daniel P. Mears
The College is pleased to announce that Daniel P. Mears, Mark C. Stafford Professor of Criminology, is the recipient of the 2020 Distinguished Scholar Award from the American Society of Criminology’s Division of Corrections and Sentencing.
Dr. Kevin M. Beaver, Dr. Daniel P. Mears, and Dean Thomas G. Blomberg
Three FSU College of Criminology and Criminal Justice faculty members were recently named among the top 15 influential academics in the field of criminology by AcademicInfluence.com.  Dr. Kevin M. Beaver, Judith Rich Harris Professor of Criminology, was ranked No. 6, Dr. Daniel P. Mears, Mark C.
Dr. Brendan Lantz and Dr. Marin Wenger
College of Criminology & Criminal Justice professors, Dr. Brendan Lantz and Dr. Marin Wenger are researching bias and hate crime victimization during the COVID-19 Pandemic.