Department Faculty “In the Media” Fall Semester
Dr. Heith Copes was interviewed by Creditcards.com concerning tales of identity thieves' “quirky” charges. http://www.creditcards.com/credit-card-news/credit-card-crooks-quirky-charges-1282.php
Dr. Elizabeth Gardner was interviewed by The Pink Sheet, an industry trade publication providing in-depth analysis of biopharma regulatory, legislative, legal and business developments, on Food and Drug Administration (FDA) efforts to shut down fraudulent pharmacy websites and a recent grant she received from the FDA involving a study (with Justice Sciences’ colleague Gary Warner) of these pharmacies and the drugs they dispense. She was also featured in the Fall/Winter UAB Magazine for her work (with Dr. Asim Bej, UAB Department of Biology) on “fingerprinting” tar balls washing up on beaches along the Gulf Coast (http://www.uab.edu/uabmagazine/fall2011/features/tar).
Dr. John Sloan had his new book (with Bonnie S. Fisher) The Dark Side of the Ivory Tower: Campus Crime as a Social Problem (Cambridge University Press) reviewed in Criminal Justice Policy Review. He was also interviewed by The Birmingham News for a story on campus crime statistics for colleges and universities in Alabama (http://blog.al.com/breaking/ 2011/11/xxx.html) and interviewed for a story the paper was doing on whether parents and prospective college students are aware of campus crime statistics and security reports that postsecondary schools must make publicly available under the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. (http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2011/11/alabama_colleges_crime_is_a_pr.html)
Gary Warner was interviewed by The Birmingham News about his involvement in a State of Alabama initiative to help educate parents and students on the problem of cyberbullying. (http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2011/12/alabama_education_officials_of.html). He was also interviewed by the online publication “42: Answers to Your Technology Questions” about how the increased pace of cyber attacks on government, military, and commercial targets such as financial institutions has raised the level of awareness and need for information technology security specialists. (http) ://www.al.com/42/index.ssf/2011/08/battle_updates_ smd_ conference. html