Juwan Bennet and Dionna Davis Win Prestigious Awards
|Professor Van Cleve with two College of Liberal Art's award winning seniors at the 2013 Baccalaureate Awards. Juwan Bennet won the Criminal Justice Faculty Award for outstanding academic performance and community service. Dionna Davis won the Phoenix Award for achieving academic excellence in the face of adversity. Dr. Van Cleve was their faculty mentor.|
Dr. Ratcliffe on Radio Times
|Dr. Ratcliffe was on Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane. The topic was the cell phone video footage that captured then-Philadelphia Police Lt. Jonathan Josey striking a woman in the face at the street celebrations in North Philadelphia following September’s Puerto Rican Day Parade. The complete segment can be found here.|
Dr. Phil Harris in Vietnam
Phil has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to support lecturing on criminology and criminal justice policy in Vietnam during the Spring 2013 semester (January thru May). He will be located at the School of Law, Vietnam National University in Hanoi. While there, he hopes to examine closely juvenile justice policies and practices to compare American and Vietnamese responses to what we call delinquency.
Dr. Belenko quoted in NY Times
Dr. Belenko shares his thoughts on the Prison Yoga Project, a program that began in California 12 years ago. “This seems like a relatively inexpensive technique that could be made available to inmates and doesn’t take a lot of space,” said Steven Belenko, a professor with the Department of Criminal Justice at Temple University who focuses on prisons. Read the complete article here.
Drs. Groff and Taylor speak at the
Violent Crime Prevention Roundtable
On December 12, Drs. Liz Groff and Ralph Taylor delivered invited remarks to Philadelphia City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson's roundtable discussion on violence and gun violence. Shown (L-R) are John Rich, Dean, Public Health, Drexel, Dr. Groff delivering her remarks, and Dr. Joel Fine, CHOP. The second picture shows Councilman Johnson.
Drs. Harris and Van Cleve speak at Temple's Mass Incarceration in America Teach-in Event
The Mass Incarceration Event at Temple took place on November 29, 2012. This event comprised nationally reknowned scholars, inclduing Drs. Harris and Van Cleve, who discussed the criminalization of communities, the industry of mass incaceration, and the implications of race, prison labor, and private industry. Click here to view Dr. Van Cleve's talk.
Dr. Belenko receives Distinguished Scholar Award at the 2012 American Society of Criminology
Professor Belenko was awarded the Distinguished Scholar Award by the Division on Corrections and Sentencing at the 2012 American Society of Criminology. Professor Belenko was also named Associate Editor of the new Springer journal, Health and Justice, and was appointed to the Editorial Board of Justice Quarterly.
Dr. Elizabeth Groff receives the Young Experimental Scholar Award
The Annual Young Experimental Scholar Award was endowed by Professor Friedrich Losel, a Fellow of the Academy, from his Stockholm Prize in Criminology. The Award recognises scholarship in early career. It includes a stipend of $1,000. This year, the award committee was chaired by Professor Losel, and included Professors Mazerolle and Sherman.
Dr Groff received the award for her work conducting an empirical randomized experiment investigating the effect of different presentations of crime data on fear; maps produced less fear than tabular statistics and graduated symbol maps produced the least fear.
Her current research now examines the use of automated vehicle locator data to inform police deployment. In addition,she is performing ‘in silica’ experiments using agent-based models. Advantages to experimenting in an artificial world include: substantially decreased cost, elimination of human subject’s dilemmas and attrition of participants, and achievement of a level of control impossible using empirical experiments.
Dr. Steven Belenko elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Experimental Criminology
Professor Steven Belenko was recently elected a Fellow of the Academy of Experimental Criminology at the 2008 American Society of Criminology conference in St. Louis. This award is in honor of his outstanding contributions to experimental criminology. Professor Belenko has been principal investigator for numerous grants from the U.S. Department of Justice, National Institutes of Health, and private foundations, and has conducted extensive experimental research on substance abuse and crime, the impact of drugs on the adult and juvenile justice systems, adolescent substance abuse, HIV risk behaviors and related service needs for offenders, and the integration of treatment and other services in criminal justice settings, including drug courts, diversion programs, and prisons.