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We’re all fans of the forensic science TV shows like CSI, Forensic Files, and NCIS, but have you ever wondered what a forensic scientist actually does in the lab? Read about real forensic science as experienced by first year forensic science graduate students in Essays on the Elements of Forensic Science 2015.
October 02, 2015

Ideas Without Borders

At a time of year when many students are planning their spring break, a select group from UAB has been shaping a brighter future for people around the world. In March, 17 students were invited to join more than 1,000 peers at the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGIU) summit in Miami; last year, seven attended the CGIU summit in Phoenix.
Eddy Stewart, a 2006 graduate with a degree in criminal justice, has reached the finals in Season 7 of "American Ninja Warrior," the popular television show that brings competitors from around the country to navigate a challenging obstacle course.
According to criminal justice professor John Sloan, Ph.D., when it comes to recovering, analyzing, and litigating digital evidence in court, “it’s the Wild West out there.”
What’s the cure for America’s overcrowded prisons? UAB criminal justice students went behind bars and into courtrooms to explore promising solutions. Discover what they experienced while working with inmate mothers and military veterans receiving a second chance — and learn how the projects changed both attitudes and career goals.
Dr. Elizabeth Gardner, director of the Forensic Science graduate program, led the Birmingham Public Library event “Adventures in the World of Forensics” at the Avondale library.
Davietta McDole, the Department of Justice Sciences Administrative Associate, was recognized for 35 years of service at the UAB Service Awards Ceremony held on February 20.
The 2014-2015 UAB Mock Trial Team has advanced out of the Regional Competition held February 20-22 in Jackson, Mississippi.
Dr. Howard Zehr, a renowned figure in human rights scholarship, has been named the winner of the 2015 Ireland Distinguished Visiting Scholar Award.
February 04, 2015

UAB Mock Trial Team Update

The UAB Mock Trial Team has been busy practicing for the 2015 American Mock Trial Association (AMTA) Regional Competition later this month.
The Criminal Justice Student Organization (CJSO) is sponsoring a purse and toiletries drive for Aid To Inmate Mothers (AIM) — a Montgomery-based nonprofit organization that provides services to incarcerated women all over Alabama.
Drs. Elizabeth Gardner and Jason Linville, and adjunct faculty member Dan Mateo (Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences) have been awarded a 2015 “teaching innovation grant” by the UAB Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) and the Vice Provost for Student and Faculty Success.
In a study published in the most recent issue of Sociometrics, Dr. J. Heith Copes of the Department of Justice Sciences was identified as one of the “Top 100” most prolific and most cited criminologists in the world over the period 2009-2013.
The Department of Justice Sciences is pleased to announce that Santorra King, a senior undergraduate Criminal Justice honors student, has completed Mervyn H. Sterne Library’s Social Science Research Toolkit Certificate Program.
UAB’s Mock Trial Team enjoyed successes last weekend at the Middle Tennessee State University Mock Trial Invitational Tournament in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
November 05, 2014

General Wisdom

Distinguished Alumni Award winner Major General (Ret.) Lee Price says the roots of her successful military career lie in her UAB education.
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