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Tamesha Duesbury, a Fulbright Scholar pursuing her Master’s of Science in Criminal Justice, is the first Barbadian student at UAB.

The Blazer42 Capture the Flag Scholarship Competition provides valuable experience to high school students in an effort to inspire more to pursue careers in cybersecurity.
What identity theft, insider trading, information security breaches, cyberattacks, financial fraud and terrorism all have in common is the devices used to carry out such acts all leave behind digital “footprints.”  Digital forensics is a fast-growing industry, and UAB’s new degree program combines criminal justice and computer science.
New programs, facilities for veterans at UAB are attracting students from across the country.
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.
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.
The 2014-2015 UAB Mock Trial Team has advanced out of the Regional Competition held February 20-22 in Jackson, Mississippi.
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.
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.
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.