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Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice


Assistant Professor Receives NIJ Funding for Research

Dr. Brent Klein received funding from the National Institute of Justice to support his research into the root cases of school violence.

Doctoral Student Selected to Serve on Graduate Student Leadership Team

Doctoral student, Amber Wilson, was recently selected to serve on the CAS Graduate Student Leadership Team.

Doctoral Students Awarded Resource Development Grant

Amber Wilson and Philip Berry were awarded a Graduate Teaching Assistant Resource Development Grant from the University's Center for Teaching Excellence.

Two Faculty Awarded ASPIRE-I Research Grants

Drs. Boyle and Metcalfe were awarded ASPIRE-I research grants through the Office of Research to support two research projects.

Two Faculty Received the Garnet Apple Award

Dr. Isom Scott and Dr. Smith received the Garnet Apple Award from the Provost's Office and the Center for Teaching Excellence.

Two Faculty Named McCausland Fellows

Drs. Tia Stevens Andersen and Deena Isom Scott were named Peter and Bonnie McCausland Fellows by the College of Arts and Sciences.

PhD Student Awarded SPARC Grant

Second year PhD student, Dylan Spencer, was awarded a research grant by the Office of the Vice President for Research.

Doctoral Student Selected for Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Doctoral Student Summit

Doctoral student, Amber Wilson, has been selected by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJDS) to receive an ACJS Doctoral Student Summit 2020 Scholarship.

Department is Looking for an Assistant Professor and Instructor to Join its Growing Faculty

The department has opened a search for both an Assistant Professor and an Instructor to begin in the fall of 2020 and spring of 2020, respectively. Applications are now being accepted.

Faculty Member and Former PhD Students Awarded for Teaching, Research, and Service Accomplishments

Dr. Brandon Applegate and former PhD students, Dr. Rhys Hester and Dr. Courtney Crittenden, received awards at the Southern Criminal Justice Association Conference for their achievements in the areas of research, teaching, and service.

Doctoral Student Receives Scholarship from Taiwan for Punitive Attitudes Research

Doctoral Student, Hao-Chun (Jo) Chao, was awarded a study abroad scholarship from the Ministry of Education in the Republic of China (Taiwan).

Doctoral Student Receives Honorable Mention for Research on Female Community Corrections Officers

Doctoral student, Amber Wilson, received an honorable mention from the American Society of Criminology Division on Women and Crime for her research proposal.

The Department Graduates its First Black PhD Student

The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice graduates its first black PhD student, Toniqua Mikell, in the spring 2019 semester.

Dr. Stevens Andersen Recognized for her Leadership and Service

Dr. Stevens Andersen was recently awarded the Creed Champion Award and the Two Thumbs Up Award.

Professor Wiser Awarded by Columbia Police Department

Professor Leslie G. Wiser, Jr. received the 2018 Outstanding Citizen Award by the Columbia Police Department in recognition of his support and contributions to the department's mission.

Law of the Police Panel Discussion

Dr. Geoff Alpert will be participating in a panel discussion regarding police use of force on Friday, March 1st.

Doctoral Student Awarded SPARC Research Grant

Doctoral student, Amber Wilson, was awarded a research grant by the Office of the Vice President of Research.

Criminology Students Awarded for Scholarship and Service

Four of the graduating criminology students were awarded for their academic accomplishments and service to the community.

USC/Pair Mentoring Project Awarded Grant

The collaboration between the University of South Carolina Department of Criminology and the Pair Education Center was named a 2017 recipient of a Colonial Life Strong Schools grant.

Dr. Tia Andersen Awarded ASPIRE Grant

Dr. Tia Andersen, along with her colleagues in the Department of Psychology, the Children's Law Center, and the USC School of Law, was awarded an ASPIRE grant by the Office of the Vice President for Research.

Former Ph.D. Student Awarded by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences

At the 2017 Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) meeting in Kansas City, former Ph.D. student, Dr. Riane Bolin, received the Tory J. Caeti Young Scholar Memorial Award from the Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Section of ACJS.

Ph.D. Student, Jon Gist, Receives Carolina Hero Award

The annual Carolina Hero Award is given to a faculty, staff, or student who spoke up, stood up, took action and made a difference for the campus and its community. We are pleased to announce that this year's recipient is one of our Ph.D. students, Jon Gist. Jon was nominated by his peers for standing up and making a difference in the university community. Jon will be given the award on March 29th at the Hero Awards Ceremony.

Dr. Geoff Alpert Named Chief Research Advisor to NIJ

Professor Geoff Alpert was recently named Chief Research Advisor to the National Institute of Justice. In this role, Dr. Alpert will examine and assist in developing partnerships between law enforcement professionals and academic scholars who study policing.

CRJU Professor Named President of ACJS

Our very own department chair, Dr. Brandon Applegate, is the current president of ACJS

CRJU Professors Awarded Grant

Evaluation of a Law Enforcement Motor-Vehicle Crash Prevention Program.


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