Department of Criminal Justice

Cybercrime Internship Gaining Steam

From the February 2016 Desktop News | In the world of cybercrime, offenders tend to have the upper hand. According to Beau Sams, a UAPD officer at The University of Alabama’s Joint Electronic Crimes Task Force, or JECTF, “Technology always outpaces law enforcement’s ability to deal with it.” But by partnering with academia—and student interns, who […]

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College Establishes New Academic Minors

From the April 2015 Desktop News | Two interdisciplinary minors focused on burgeoning academic fields have been created and can be pursued by students beginning in fall 2015. The first, cybercrime, will combine classes on the technical aspects of thwarting cyber attacks and processing digital forensic evidence with classes on understanding criminal motivations. The second, […]

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Broad Education for a Broad World

It’s hard to be an Alabama graduate living in Texas, though you wouldn’t know it by visiting Jim Noe’s office on the 23rd floor of a high-rise in downtown Houston. Noe, a sociology and criminal justice alumnus turned oil tycoon, knows all about navigating unfamiliar territory, and he approaches life in Texas much like he […]

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Criminal Justice to Host Interactive Discussion on Ferguson, Mo. Events

Scholars, law enforcement officials and community activists will participate in “From the Station to the Sidewalks: An Informed Discussion of Police and Community Relations in Light of Ferguson,” a panel discussion to be held Oct. 27 on the University of Alabama campus. UA faculty, students and members of the community are invited to attend the […]

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Former CIA Officer Heads New UA Initiative

From the September 2014 edition of Desktop News | Reginald D. Hyde, a UA alumnus and former deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence and security in the U.S. Department of Defense, has been named executive director of UA’s new Cyber Institute, a collaborative effort between UA’s College of Arts and Sciences, College of Engineering, Culverhouse […]

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New UA Cybercrime Lab Launched

From the July 2014 Desktop News | As computer-based crimes become more prevalent, local law enforcement agencies need the technology to gather and access digital evidence of those crimes. Dr. Kathryn Seigfried-Spellar, assistant professor of criminal justice, will serve as an academic liaison for a new digital forensics crime lab at UA. Created through a […]

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UA Cyber Initiatives Aid Law Enforcement

From the April 2014 Desktop News | Two College of Arts and Sciences professors have been invited to provide law enforcement officials worldwide with a “behind the curtain” look at how academics can help investigate cyber-related crimes. Dr. Diana Dolliver and Dr. Kathryn Seigfried-Spellar, both faculty members in the Department of Criminal Justice, will present […]

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Lanier and Klutz Establish Support Fund with Criminal Justice Textbook Proceeds

Dr. Mark Lanier, a professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and assistant to the dean for special projects in the College, and Douglas Klutz, an instructor in the Department of Criminal Justice, have established a support fund with proceeds from their recently published textbook Introduction to Criminal Justice and Criminology. The text is being […]

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Professor Featured in Time Cover Story

From the November 2013 Desktop News | A Time cover story published this month, “The Secret Web: Where Drugs, Porn, and Murder Live Online,” discusses the little known Deep Web, a part of the internet where activity – illegal or legal – cannot be tracked. The article includes insights from Dr. Diana Dolliver, an assistant […]

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Undergrads Co-Author Research Methodology Book

From the August 2013 Desktop News | Three undergraduate students in the College can now add “published author” to their resumes after a recent book project with their mentor, Dr. Mark Lanier, professor in the Department of Criminal Justice. The book, Advanced Research Methods for the Social Sciences, was published by Cognella Academic Publishing this year and […]

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