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During the past year, 11 faculty have worked together to create new service-learning courses or to integrate components in existing courses. Martha Earwood of Justice Sciences is one of them.
It is not uncommon for prison inmates to claim that a spiritual experience has changed their nature and made them a better person. Kent Kerley, Ph.D., associate professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Justice Sciences, has heard these stories and examined religion-based programs to discover the effect they have on inmates who are still imprisoned.
Heith Copes, Ph.D., associate professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Department of Justice Sciences, will discuss “Social Identity and Boundary Maintenance among Drug Users” Aug. 30, 2013.
John Grimes remembers the days when intelligence was a “four-letter word” on many college campuses. Now, the career military intelligence officer is finding that undergraduates are eager to learn the fundamentals of modern intelligence community tradecraft in a new course that is set to debut in spring 2014.
April 08, 2013

Forensic Science in 3D

Reports that 3D printers can make working guns and bullets have law enforcement officials worried. But 3D printing is also being used to fight crime.
Two University of Alabama at Birmingham students have found traces of methamphetamine on US currency in Birmingham, the first time meth has been identified on $1 bills since a UAB Department of Justice Sciences laboratory began testing currency in 2008.
In April 2012, UAB's mock trial team put in a strong showing at the American Mock Trial Association (AMTA) national championships in Minnesota.
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