The College of Criminology and Criminal Justice is mournful over the unjust deaths of numerous members of the Black community by law enforcement. We know that these tragic events are not unique to law enforcement. Rather, they reflect systemic racism in our country. Communities of color in the United States have endured violence and disparate treatment by the criminal justice system far too long. Racism and the associated racialization of crime must end.
The College of Criminology & Criminal Justice Student Leadership Council (SLC) recently held a donation drive for inmates of the Gadsden County Jail. At the SLC’s Fall General Body Meeting, the organization collected feminine hygiene products and travel size toiletry products for inmates of the Gadsden County Jail, as well as laptops for their children. The items were donated by attendees of the meeting.
The College of Criminology & Criminal Justice was recently honored with two top ten rankings for its online bachelor’s degree. The College’s online bachelor’s degree was ranked No. 5 among Best Online Bachelor’s Criminology Degrees and No. 7 among Best Online Bachelor’s Law Enforcement Degrees for value by Guide to Online Schools.
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.
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.
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).