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Dr. Heith Copes, professor in the Department of Criminal Justice, has been named the 2017 winner of the Ireland Prize for Scholarly Distinction.
Walker will help identify which types of businesses embrace or overlook the importance of cybersecurity, and help capture best practices to increase the adoption of cybersecurity technologies.
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.
Twelve faculty will be honored with the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching during the annual Faculty Awards Convocation 4 p.m. March 18 in the UAB National Alumni Society House.
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.
Justice Sciences' Chair Dr. John Sloan has received a $24K grant from the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Social and Economic Sciences (SES) Directorate to support a conference on ethics and digital forensics next May at NSF headquarters in Bethesda, MD.
The Department of Justice Sciences is pleased to announce that Dr. Elizabeth Gardner is the new Director of the department's forensic science program.
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.
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