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Drs. Frailing and Harper's new book, Toward a Criminology of Disaster: What We Know and What We Need to Find Out, ties together numerous theories to provide a cutting edge explanation of criminology of disaster. It draws on detailed examples of a range of disaster-related criminological activities and provides a systematic investigation into crime in the wake of a disaster.

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Jordan Pedalino, a master of criminal justice student, recently won first place for her presentation of a paper at the LSU-S Student Scholars Forum. The multidisciplinary forum was held Friday, February 17, 2017, and included 24 undergraduate and graduate student presentations and 35 student posters profiling scholarly work across academic disciplines. Nine universities participated in the event.

A Debate: Should the Justice Department Police the Police?

Dr. Serpas recently called on Trump's administration in a recent Op-Ed not to return to what it deemed failed crime-fighting strategies.

Law Enforcement to President Trump: How to keep America safe

Dr. Serpas is the co-chair of Law Enforcement Leaders to Reduce Crime and Incarceration, a group of 180+ cops and prosecutors from all 50 states who believe their experience in the field can be a valuable guidance as the new administration sets its course on crime policy. He has over 3 decades of experience implementing crime fighting strategies.

As a sergeant of Deputy Superintendent Rannie Mushatt’s staff, Sergeant Powell’s main role is a liaison between the Investigation and Support Bureau and the Public Integrity Bureau. Sergeant Powell’s responsibilities include assigning, tracking and monitoring all internal investigations. She assists in the conduct of disciplinary hearings, preparing vital notifications and pertinent paperwork. She also review​s staffing requirements, court attendance, policy compliance and training.

Recent alumus, Donnie Palliser '15 has been promoted to Executive Lieutenant to the Patrol Division.  In his new role he will oversee the K-9 and Highway Interdiction Unit. Exec. Lieutenant Palliser has 25 years of law enforcement experience with 23 years being with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office.  He graduated cum lauded from Loyola in 2015 with a Bachelor in Criminal Justice and a minor in Forensics.  He is continuing his education at Loyola currently enrolled in the Masters of Criminal Justice program.

Loyola criminology professor and former N.O.P.D. Chief Ronal Serpas speaks to the increased scrutiny of police chiefs around the country in this article by USA Today.

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Look for the Dr. Jim Arey (Forensic Psychology Instr.) and Mark Iannazzo, J.D. (Criminal Procedure Instr.) article.

"Crisis Intervention Teams: An Evolution of Leadership in Community and Policing"
"James B. Arey, Ann H. Wilder, Anthony H. Normore, Mark D. Iannazzo and"
"Mitch Javidi"  POLICING, Volume 10, #2, June 2016 (pp143-149)

Dr. Ronal Serpas, Professor of Practice in the Department of Criminal Justice and Chairman of Law Enforcement Leaders to Reduce Crime and Incarceration spoke in Washington D.C. on Mardi Gras Day, Tues. Feb 9th. (video)

This special and very timely issue of American Behavioral Scientist, co-edited by Kelly Frailing and Dee Wood Harper, brings together the work by preeminent disaster scholars from Loyola, Tulane, the University of New Orleans, Brown University and University of Colorado Boulder in an examination of long term disaster recovery in the United States.


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