"Tte Criminal Gator"
In the Spotlight: Akers receives Criminogy and
Roll of Honor
Congratulations to Dr. Rorald Akers who has received "the greatest recognition Volume 2, Issue 1
given by the Southern Sociological Society, the Roll of Honor. This award recognizes
the distirguishedrepresentation of the discipline of sociology to students, colle2ues,r
and community. It recognizes someone who has displayedintellectual integrity and
substance, and who has adv anced the d scipline through strong
qualities of the mind Awar dees have achieved a stellar record dof
scholarship over their professional careers. The intent of this spe-
cial recognition is to honor colleagues for a lifime of presentation Special points of inter-
of sociology at a distinguished level to the benefit of the disciiine est
and the profe ssion, including those contributions, such as out-
standing teaching, which by their nature tend to h a e low visibil- ia ,R of clon
ity, as well as those more generally recognized, such as published
scholarship and public professional service. Akers will be honored 1m C~rea Prom
at the 2003 Annual DIetirg of the Southern Sociological Society
in New Orleans. Once again, congratulations Dr. Akers! ence an Chinokg
Akerd a complishments do not end there. After years of re- R
search and scholarship, Akers was cited in the recent Ring Ronald L. Akers is ap-
Supreme Court decision. Justice Breyer mentioned Akers pointed to Roll of Honor Criminzak y/Deiian2 Craip
research in his consenting opinion. We can all appreciate the
importance of our aacamic research "making a difference." Howa cieSm
Finally, Akers and Gary Jensen have anew edited volume coming out entitled, a me
"Social Learning Theory and the Explanation of Crime: A guide for the New Cen-
Graduate Studies coming to the Center
The Center for is awaiting final approval of its graduate program. The Criminology/
Deviance specidization heretofore housed in Sociology will be administered through
the Center and become more interdisciplinary. It will be complemented by aLa w &
Society specialization, whichwill use behavioral sciences and humanities to examine
the inter-relationships between law and society.
Because the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees cannot be approveduntil spring, transitional
arrangements are beirg made with Sociology for admissions for 200 3-04. Prospective
students will probably apply using Sociology guidelines (www.soc.ufl edu) but admis-
sions and funding decisions will be made in the Center. Please email LDnn Lanza-
Haduce if you have questions (llkkllcri m.ufl.edu).
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American Society of Criminology Conference to be held
in Chicago in November
It's that time again! The annuad meeting of the American Society of Crininology will be held this year in Chicago, from
November 13-17, at the Palmer House Hilton. Severd Center faculty will be giving presentations. Karen Parker has two
presentations scheduled& "StratifiedLabor Markets andDisaggregated Volence: ALook at the Intersection Between Race and
Gender in the Urban Context," and "Threat, Social Control andUrban Violence: Examining Black Threat, IncarcerationRates
and Urban Disadvantage in the Stucy of Violence." Nicole Leeper Piquer andAlex Piquero will present a paper at ASC
entitled, "The Effect of 'De sire for Control' on Intentions to Engage in Corporate Offending," (with M. Lyn Exum and Sally
Simpson). LonnLanza-Kaduce, Cuck Frazier and Jodi Lane (with DonnaBishop) will present "Unravelirg the Effects
of Juvenile Transferon Recidivism: The Post Release Behavior of Juveniles Sentenced to Adult versus Juvenile Correctional
Institutions." Jodi will also present "The Importance of Quality of Life on Perceived Risk Among the Elderly" (with Crystal
G arci a and Karen H arlow), "The Impact of Perceived Offense Seriousnes s and Perceived Risk of Victimization on Fear of Gang
Crime" (with JamesW. Meeker), and "Picturing Community Factors that Make Residents Feel Unsafe." Joe Spillane will
present paper at the Social Science History Conference entitled, Doing the Work of Prison Reform: Rehalilitation Reconsid-
ered." He has also beeninvited to it on a panel at the University of Michigan Substance Abuse Research Center to discuss a
historical retrospective on the 1970 Controlled Substances Act.
Chmck Frazier, Lonn Lan a-Kaduce, Jodi Lane and Donna Bishop will present a paper entitled "Juveniles Transferred to
Criminal Court: Comments and Results from 25 Years of Research" at the 25th National Childreds Law Conference of
the National Association of Counsel of Children in Orlando.
Faculty Research: Recent Publications
Center Faculty have been busy preparing manuscripts for publication. Nicky Piquero has forthcoming article in Law and
Society Reuiew entitled "Low Self-Control, Organizational Theory, and Corporate Crime," (with Sally Simpson). Mari DeWees
and Karen Parker have an article coming out in Wolence and Vctims entitled "The Political Economy of Urban Homicide:
Assessing the impact of Gender Inequality on Sex-Specific Homicide victimization Rates."
Alex Piquero has 3 new essays in edited book volumes in press, as well as 6 articles in peer-reviewed journals. Most notably,
he has authored an essay entitled, "The Crimind Career Paradigm: Background and Recent Developments," (with DavidP.
Farrington and AlfredBlumstein) to appear in Crime and Jusce:A Review of Research, volume 30, edited by Michael Tonry.
Afew other highlights from Alex s publications include: "The Role of Sample Attrition in Studyirg the Longitudinal Relation-
ship between Age and Crime," in Joumna of QuaCnitaive Ciminlogy (with Robert Brame); "Why May Punishment Encour-
age Offendirg and Lower Perceive d Sanction Thre ats? Inv estig eating the Re setting and Selection Explanations," in Journal of
Reserchin Crime and Delinquency (with Greg Pogaraky); and"Populaion De graphic s and Homicide: AForecasting Exam-
ple," in Crime and Delinquency (with Jame s Alan Fox).
Mark Fondacan and Darin Weinerg s article, "Concepts of Social Justice in Community Psycholcgy: Toward a Social Eco-
lcgical Epistemology" was published as the lead article in the August 2 002 issue of theAmerican Journal of Communty Psy-
chology. Dr. Fondacaro and Jennifer Luescher (with Shelly Jak son from NIJ) have written an article entitled "Toward
the Assessment of Procedurd and Distributive Justice in Resolving Family Disputes," which will appear in the December 2002
issue of Social Justice Research. Mark also has abook under contract for publication by the American Psychological Associa-
tion entitled, "Law aid Behavioral Science in Pursuit of Justice: A Social Ecological Perspective."
Jodi Lai has a forthcoming article in Deviant Behatior entitled "Ethnicity, Information Sources, and Fear of Crime," (with
James Meeker). She also has a solo-authored piece appearing in the November issue of Journal ofResearchin Crime and De-
nquency entitled Fe a of Garg Crime: A Qualitative Examination of the Four Perspectives." Findly, Jodi, Linn Lanza-
Kaduce, Chuck Frazier and DonnaBishop have a recent article in Crime and Delinquency entitled "Adult versus Juvenile
Sanctions: Voices of Incarcerated Youths." (continue don page 3)
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Joseph Spillane's recent book, Cocaine, was given the 2001 Book Awad by the journal, Addiction, which is the leading mul-
ti disciplinary journal for drug studies. Spillan s co-edited book, A History of Rderal Dug Contro, has been completed and
acceptedfor publication by Haworth Press. In addition, Joe is contributing a paper to conference, and subsequently a book,
sponsored by the College on Problems of Drug Dependence on the subject of drug abuse liability assessment.
Paul Magnarella (Anthropology Department) has a chapter entitle d "Recent Develop ments in the Internationd Law of
Genocide" appearing inthe book, Annhilatig Differences: The Anthology of Genocide, edited by A Hinton. Additionally, Paul
has recently published three articles: "International Human Rights: Roots of a Progression," in
Journal of Thid World uadies; "Explaining Rwanda s 19 94 Genoci de," in Human BPghts and Hz-
man Welfare; and "The Right to Self-Deter mination," in Human Rights Forum, Anthropology News.
Additionally, Judge Thomas Buergenthal of the International Court of Justice cites Paul's book:
Justice inAfrica: Rwanda's Gencide, Its Courts and the UN iminal Thiunal as recommended
reading in the latest editions of his own books, International -Hman Rights and F.blic Interna-
Walker Hall housesthe
Center for Studes in Crimi-
Criminology/Deviance Research Group mlciyand Law
The first meeting of the CrimirnlogyDeviance group was held by Karen Parker at the beginningof the sereister. We had an
impressive e turnout of approximately 35 f faulty and graduate student s!
The Criminology3Deviac e group was formedto give faculty ad graduate students an opportunity to discuss issues related t
research, teaching and publishing. It also serves as a social group and lows for members to socialize in an informal setting.
Though the Center does not presently have graduate program, many students from sociology and psychology work with fac-
ulty in the Center. For example, some graduate students are mentoredby Center faculty, while others help with teaching or
research. May Center faculty collaborate with students on public actions and research.
The CriminologyDeviaice group is opento all interested parties. Please e-mail Karen Parker (faulty rep) or Allison Chappell
(grad student rep) if you would like to become involved. Aso, pleas be aware that there is alist serve for this group: crim-
firstname.lastname@example.org. Pleas feel free to share ideas, ask questions and communicate with those wo share your interests!
The next scheduled event will be our second annual holiday party. Details will follow!
Criminology and Law Honor Society
and Outstanding Students
Nicole Taub, a criminology major and member of the Honor Society, was chosen as "Outstanding Female Leader" for her
extraordinary service to UF and the community. This prestigious awards basedon the quality and scope of leadership activi-
ties, university wide leadership experience, special awards andrecognitions, and recommendations of faculty, staff and stu-
Joseph Spillane recently mentared an outstanding undergraduate student, Matt Borah, who completed his senior the si
under Spillane's supervision, entitled, "The Third Degree: An Examination into the Existence and Evolution of aPractice of
Congratulations to the new elected representatives of the Criminology and Law Honor Society. They are: President Jason Rap-
paport, Vice President Irene Ruiz, Secretary Gina IDYAmelia, Treasurer Brooke Wansley, Historian Alexander Koffler and
CLASC representative JonathonO'Connell. Social organizers are ShalondaNeal andAnnette de Cardenas.
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