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Dr. Christian Bolden's article "Gang Organization and Gang Types" was released in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice.

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Criminal Justice Alum Tiffany Delery Davis '00 of Liskow & Lewis was named to New Orleans City Business' 14th Leadership in Law class. Tiffany will be honored at a reception on May 14, 2018, at the New Orleans Museum of Art.

MCJ and BCJ alum Nicole Powell was recently recognized with the International Association of Police Chief's Police under 40 award.

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Lydia Voigt, William E. Thornton, Leo G. Barrile and Dee Wood Harper. (2017). Why Violence? Leading Questions Regarding the Conceptualization and Reality of Violence in Society. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press.

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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, has been nominated for the 2018 Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Outstanding Book Award. 

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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.


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