The Center for Criminology and Public Policy Research

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.
 Jillian Turanovic
College of Criminology & Criminal Justice Assistant Professor Jillian Turanovic was recently honored by the University with an Undergraduate Teaching Award.
Marin Wenger
The College is pleased to announce that Marin Wenger is the recipient of the 2020 Robert J. Bursik Junior Scholar Award. The award recognizes the best paper published, online or in print, by American Society of Criminology members.
Senator Keith Perry visit
On Friday, March 6, students in Dr. Julie Brancale’s Introduction to Criminal Justice class were visited by Florida Senator Keith Perry, Chair of the Senate Criminal Justice Committee. Sen. Perry spoke with the class about several bills proposed during this year’s legislative session that were focused on criminal justice reform.
College’s Presentation on Financial Exploitation
On Feb. 13, Dean Blomberg and Center for Criminology & Public Policy Research Co-Director Julie Brancale presented their research on the financial exploitation of aging adults to members of the University’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI).