Department of Criminal Justice

A&S in the News: July 2-8, 2017

Saturday in the Park Saturday in the Park features river cane arrow-making: Tuscaloosa News – July 1 The University of Alabama’s Moundville Archaeological Park continued its Saturday in the Park programs this weekend with river cane arrow-making with Greg Drowningbear. Saturday in the Park is a series of demonstrations and presentations related to Native Americans, archaeology,… Read more »

A&S in the News: June 11-17, 2017

Jessica Procter Crowned Miss Alabama Tuscaloosa native crowned Miss Alabama: Tuscaloosa News – June 10 Tuscaloosa native Jessica Procter was crowned Miss Alabama at the annual pageant in Birmingham Saturday night.  Procter will go on to represent the state in the Miss America competition in September. Miss University of Alabama Callie Walker made it to the… Read more »

A&S in the News: May 31–June 10, 2017

Phi Beta Kappa Inductees Excellence in Education: Meridian Star (Mississippi) – May 30 Joshua Campbell of Bailey, Miss., has been inducted into the University of Alabama’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. UA recently inducted 43 College of Arts and Sciences students into its chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. SummerTide SummerTide returns to Gulf Shores for 14th… Read more »

Community Forum to Discuss U.S. Mass Incarceration 

This year’s criminal justice community forum “Mass Incarceration in Modern America: Where Do We Go From Here?” will include a panel of experts with the prison system to discuss mass incarceration on Oct. 19 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Room 1000 at North Lawn Hall. In response to President Barack Obama’s announcement that the… Read more »

A&S in the News – September 23-29

Investigators said they killed for ISIS. But were they different from ‘regular’ mass killers? Washington Post – Sept. 23 Dahir Adan, a former Apollo High School honor student, walked into a mall here last Saturday and stabbed 10 people before an off-duty police officer shot him dead. The Islamic State hailed him as one of… Read more »

A&S in the News – September 9-September 15

Shifting South: Why Alabama is Trump’s red-state constant Atlanta Journal-Constitution – Sept. 13 They’re mad at the stagnant economy, decaying infrastructure and deepening divide between the wealthy and the poor. And on a recent stormy night, the frustrated and furious in this central Alabama town of 1,250 made sure the local political elite heard them… Read more »

Researchers Bring HIV Education to Parolees and Probationers

From the September 2016 Desktop News | Due to overcrowding in Alabama prisons, the state recently began diverting felons with lesser charges into parole and probation programs. One unexpected outcome, however, was that these convicted offenders, who fall in a higher risk bracket for HIV, no longer had access to the HIV education classes routinely offered in… Read more »

A&S in the News – August 5-11

What if we never named the shooters? NBC 9 (Denver, Colo.) – Aug. 6 It’s a question that psychologists and journalists increasingly wrestle with: Are the people who engage in public violence trying to become famous, and would it help if the media stopped naming and showing them? … There are many theories about the… Read more »

Resisting Tuberculosis Testing

From the August 2016 Desktop News | When the rate of tuberculosis in Marion, Alabama, spiked in 2014 and 2015, killing four people and infecting more than 150 others, public health officials offered free testing and treatment to stop the outbreak—but few were willing to participate until monetary compensation was offered as an incentive. The resistance perplexed… Read more »

When Fame Breeds Infamy: Shooters Who Want Attention, a Growing Phenomenon

From the 2016 Celebrating Excellence | With at least two attention-driven mass shootings in the last year, it has never been more important to accurately understand the minds of killers—especially those who kill for fame. Dr. Adam Lankford, an associate professor in the Department of Criminal Justice, has been studying fame-seeking mass shooters since the… Read more »