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 Faculty updates
 Welcome new graduate students
 Meet me in St. Louis
 UF Criminology in print
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Table of Contents
    Tales from the merger
        Page 1
    Faculty updates
        Page 2
    Welcome new graduate students
        Page 3
    Meet me in St. Louis
        Page 4
    UF Criminology in print
        Page 5
    Syndicate news
        Page 6
    Recent conference presentations
        Page 7
    Dr. Chris Gibson awarded W.E.B. Du Bois fellowship
        Page 8
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Tales from the Merger

This is an exciting time for the Criminology, Law and Society program. Over the summer we
merged with the former Department of Sociology to form the Department of Sociology and Criminol-
ogy & Law. In so doing we have reestablished our historical link with a program that has an excellent
faculty committed to providing both undergraduate and graduate students with superior mentoring
in a variety of sociological specialties.
For Criminology, Law and Society (CLS) students, the merger provides the best of both worlds.
The graduate and undergraduate programs in both CLS and Sociology will retain their unique
strengths and programmatic requirements. Conferred degrees at both levels will indicate a student's
successful completion of the requirements for CLS and Sociology respectively. Perhaps most impor-
tantly, there is a commitment to retain both the interdisciplinary nature of the CLS program and the
strong track in law and society that distinguishes our program.
While maintaining the integrity of the CLS program on the one hand, the merger affords CLS stu-
dents an opportunity to take advantage of an exciting and productive sociology program and faculty.
The sociology program is noted for strengths in families, gender and sexuality, aging and the life
course, race and ethnicity in a U.S. and global context, and environment and resource sociology and
the linkage between the programs provides CLS students with many more opportunities to create
innovative programs of study. Moreover, interaction among CLS and Sociology faculty and students
will enhance the intellectual environment for all.
Our new home is on the third floor of Turlington Hall. The faculty of the former Department of
Sociology have been most gracious in welcoming us to our new space. Professor Connie Shehan, the
Chair of the Department of Sociology and Criminology & Law, and her office staff have done a super-
lative job in facilitating the move from Walker Hall to Turlington. There will be challenges ahead for
the newly merged department but these will not affect the high quality of education and mentoring
that has been the tradition of both components of the new department.
Among those challenges is the loss to retirement of Professor Charles Frazier. Although Chuck
retired from the teaching faculty in the division, he spends his 'retirement' working in the Vice Presi-
dent's office, overseeing his research grant, and maintaining a presence on a number of graduate stu-
dent committees. Both Dianne Bollinger and Hazel Phillips also did not make the move to the new
department with us. Dianne decided to retire and the word is that she is well-rested and smiling.
Hazel has not as yet determined what her immediate future will bring. For now she is happily tending
to her granddaughter, but reports missing her adopted sons and daughters of the criminology, law
and society program. And I think it is evident to all that the program misses them.
And me...I am the new kid on the block. I came here to be a
Chair and found myself to be a Chief instead (okay, I admit that I am a
little embarrassed by the title). I came here because I was excited by
the productivity of the CLS faculty and the professional orientation so
evident among the graduate students. I have not been disappointed.
In spite of the difficult times that higher education all over the coun-
try is experiencing, the trite but true statement that an academic pro-
gram is as good as its faculty and students, is more applicable today
than ever before. I am honored to be part of the truly excellent pro-
gram in Criminology, Law and Society and hope to lead it to continu-
ing success.
Mary Krohn

PAGE 2 &

Hail o the Chief!
Hail to the Chief!

UF Criminology Welcomes Dr. Mary Krohn to the Faculty

Dr. Marvin D. Krohn joins UF as a Professor and Chief of the
Division of Criminology, Law and Society in the Department of Sociology
and Criminology & Law after having been at the University of Albany for
the past 23 years and, before that, at the University of Iowa for 10 years.
He received his Ph.D. from the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice
at Florida State University.

Dr. Krohn has a long-standing interest in the explanation of
adolescent delinquent and drug using behavior. For the past 21 years, he
has been part of the Rochester Youth Development Study, a longitudinal
panel design that takes a life course approach to the understanding of problematic
behavior. Dr. Krohn is the co-author of Gangs and Delinquency in Developmental
Perspective (Cambridge Press, 2003) which won the American Society of Criminology's
2003 Michael J. Hindelang Award for Outstanding Scholarship. His most recent co-
authored book is Researching Theories of Crime and Deviance (Oxford Press, 2009), in
which the link between theories and the methods by which scholars have researched
them is explored.

I Dr. Tim Clark Also Joins the Faculty

This fall Dr. Tim Clark joins our faculty after
serving on the Sociology faculty at Southern
Illinois University Carbondale for the past three
years. Fluent in Spanish and Brazilian
Portuguese, his research lies in Latin American
crime and criminal justice. Holding a joint ap-
pointment with UF's Center of Latin Studies, he
is the first faculty member in The Program for
Crime, Law, and Governance in the Americas.

Born and raised in Southeast Ohio, Dr. Clark is a
first generation college student who completed
his Bachelors degree in Sociology at Ohio
University in 1994 after a five year hiatus
caused by activation of his Army National Guard
Unit in support of Operation Desert Shield/
Desert Storm and its aftereffects. He then went
on to complete a Masters Degree Sociology at
The University of Georgia in 1996 where he was
a Phelps-Stokes Fellow. For the five years after
completing his M.A. degree, Dr. Clark worked in
social services positions with state and private
agencies, taught as an adjunct instructor at both
Limestone College, South Carolina and Indiana
University South Bend, and served as visiting

lecturer in Criminology at Valparaiso University.
In 2001, Dr. Clark returned to graduate school in
Sociology at the University of Minnesota, Twin-
Cities. While there, Dr. Clark served as a
Graduate School Block Grant Fellow and re-
ceived several awards including the Outstanding
Graduate Student Teaching Assistant Award,
Anna Welsch Bright Memorial Research Award,
and The MacArthur Foundation Predissertation
Field Research Grant. His doctoral dissertation
looked at community structural predictors of
lynch mob violence in contemporary Brazil.

Dr. Clark's recent work involves the creation of
The Latin American Crime Statistics Dataset,
which will ultimately consist of temporal and
spatial occurrences of crime in Latin America
using data from National Censuses and
sub-national level annual statistics. From this
database, Dr. Clark is testing structural theories
of explanations of crime derived by Latin
Americanists and western Criminologists.
Additionally, Dr. Clark is currently working on a
manuscript that looks at the possibility of dis-
tinctly Latin American criminological theory.


Dr .Tl ilm Clar'k ,


VO I I M F R I r; IF I

Welcome New Graduate Students!

Kristin Bell

Kristin Bell continues
her UF education in
Criminology having
also studied Psychol-
ogy as an undergradu-
ate student. Kristin's
main research interests
include criminological
theory, victimology,
interpersonal violence,
and violence against




John Eassey, hailing from Hollywood,
FL, continues his UF education after
studying Mathematics and Criminology
as an undergraduate student. John's re-
search interests include criminological
theory and white-collar crime.


Beidi Dong


Beidi (Derek)
Dong comes to UF
from Hong Kong CIC
where he studied L a
Sociology, as well
as Politics and Public Administration.
Interested in juvenile delinquency, life-
course criminology, and criminological
theory, Derek enj oys soccer and computer
games in his free time.


Christina Collins returns to
UF after graduating with an
undergraduate degree in
Psychology in 2006. She has
kept busy since then working
as a research associate at the
University of Miami, as an
intern with the Miami-Dade Medical
Examiner' s Department, and as a Guardian
ad Litem volunteer. Christina's research
interests include psychology and law, and
violent offenders and psychopathy.

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Megan Kienzle enters her studies at LTF with a
Psychology degree from Iowa State University.

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and e

In's research Adina Thompson continues
:sts include her education at UF after
;election earning a Journalism
sses, jur degree in 2007. Interested
ion making, in crime and media,
yewitness corrections, and homicide,
nony. I Adina enj oys taking voice
Lessons and is a certified
emergency medical
I From left to right. Megan Kienzle, Zahra, nd Kristin Bell technician.

Christina Collins

Megan Kienzle

Adina Thompson

PAGE 4 Meet me in St. Lo

American Society of Criminology Presentat

Boman, J. & Ward, J. The inc" self-control
measurement debate: Operationalizing
Hirschi's redefined self-control.
I Boutwell, B., Beaver, K., & Gibson, C.
Maternal Smoking and Low Self-Control: A
Propensity Score Matching Approach.
I Burweger, S. On-line Juvenile Sexual
Victimization Among College Students.
Dioguardi, S. Aggravation and Mitigation in
Florida Capital Cases: Is There Alignment
.' .. with Criminological Theory?
SFox, K. A., & Lane, J. Fear of Gang Crime
among Prosecutors.
Garcia, C. & Lane, J. Tales from the Field:
Frontline Workers Speak about the Needs of
Girls in the System.
Gibson, C., Akers, R., Miller, J., & Tewksbury,
R. Testing Social Structure/Social Learning:
Findings from the Project on Human
Development in Chicago Neighborhoods.
Griffin, O., Miller, B., & Ward, J. Corporate
Irresponsibility and state regulation defi-
SL ciency within the pharmaceutical industry.
SI Gomez, Z. & Frazier, C. The Comparative
Utility of Mainstream Criminological Theo-
ries in Explaining Offender Life-Histories
Hayes-Smith, J. The Impact of Incarceration on
Residential Segregation.
Hayes-Smith, B. & Levett, L. The "CSI"
Effect: Is there an Influence of Crime
SI I IDrama Viewing on Individuals' Evidentiary
Johnson, K., Gibson, C., Lanza-Kaduce, L., &
S I Bishop, D. Unpacking the Causal Effect of
1 Adult Transfer on Recidivism: A Propensity
Score Matching Approach.
Kelchner, T. & Kolnes, A. The First 48:
Homicide solvability factors that lead to
SE rapid clearance.
S Khey, D. & Fox, K. Does Criminality begin at
College or Before Enrollment: Following
the Criminal Careers of College Students.
Kim, E., Stewart, H. B., & Yun, M. An
empirical test of the generalizability among
social learning, social bonding, & self-
control theory.
Yun, M., Kim, E. Korean Hostages in
Kolnes, A. & Timbs, A. Stealing the Obscene:
Relationships Between Adult Oriented
Business Establishments and the Police.
I Lane, J., Lanza-Kaduce, L., & Meeker, J. Ju-
veniles' Perceptions of Treatment by Staff,
Perceived Risk, and Fear of Victimization
THE CRIMINAL While Incarcerated.

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Meeker, J. & Lane, J. Revisiting the Shadow of Sex-
ual Assault Hypothesis for Fear of Gang Crime.
Miller, B., Griffin, O.H., & Khey, D. Learning
Deviant Behavior: Salvia divinorum Use and the
Morris, S. & Gibson, C. Examining the Relationship
Between Corporal Punishment and Depression:
Results from a Propensity Score Matching
Nobles, M. R., Fox, K. A., & Piquero, A. R. Gender,
crime victimization, and fear of crime.
Park, M. & Gover, A. A Cross-Cultural Comparison
of Dating Violence among Students Attending
College in the U.S. and Korea.
Rodick, G., Vasquez, B., Krohn, M., & Bernburg, J.,
An Examination of the Impact of Official Inter-
vention on Life Chances.
Santos, S., Lane, J., & Chiarizio, J. Finding God:
Former Inmates' Perspectives on Turning to I
Religion during Incarceration.
Schrage, C. & Lane, J. College Student Perceptions
on Corrections & Sentencing.
Shekarkhar, Z. Exploring the Immigration and I
Crime Link: The Case of Chicago Neighbor-
Stewart, H. Social Structure Social Learning:
Violent Deviance in a Forensic Hospital.
Stogner, J. Incorporating Health Care Concerns and
Insurance Issues into General Strain Theory.
Tennyson, K., Santos, S., Perez, D., & Gover, A.
Victimization of Inmates by Staff and Fellow
Inmates during Periods of Incarceration.
Thorberry, T., Krohn, M., Lizotte, A., Bushway, S.
What Makes Late Bloomers Flower?
Timbs, A. & Kolnes, A. Violence in the Ivory
Tower: Fear of Campus Shootings Among
College Faculty Members.
Ventura-Miller, H., Gibson, C., & Piquero, A.
Neighborhood Context, Self-Control, and
Delinquency: A Multilevel Study of Hispanic
Youth in Chicago.
Ward, J. Does Mary Jane look better with a drink?
A dual trajectory approach to the gateway
Whaley, R., Hayes-Smith, R., Hayes-Smith, J.
Teenage Drug and Alcohol Use: Comparing
Individual and Contextual Effects.

The St. Louis Arch


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(UF Criminology In Print
Akers, R., Lane, J., & Lanza-Kaduce, L. (2008). Faith-
Based Mentoring and Restorative Justice: Over-
lapping Theoretical, Empirical, and Philosophical
I Background. Pp. 139-166 in Holly Ventura Miller
I (Ed.). Restorative Justice: From Theory to Practice.
Sociology of Crime, Law and Deviance, Volume 11.
I Barnes, J., Ventura-Miller, H., Miller, J., & Gibson, C.
I (forthcoming). Juvenile drug courts and cherry
picking: A research note. American Journal of
Criminal Justice.
Beaver, K., Gibson, C., Jennings, W., & Ward, J.
I (forthcoming) A gene X environment interaction
between DRD2 and religiosity in the prediction of
adolescent delinquent involvement in a sample of
males. Biodemography and Social Biology.
SBrank, E. & Lane, J. (2008). Punishing My Parents:
S Juveniles' Perspectives on Parental Responsibility.
Criminal Justice Policy Review, 19(3) 333-348.
Brank, E., Lane, J., Turner, S., Fain, T., & Sehgal, A.
S (2008). An Experimental Juvenile Probation
S Program: Effects on Parent and Peer Relation-
ships. Crime & Delinquency 54(2) 193-224.
Childs, T., Cochran, J., & Gibson, C. (forthcoming).
Self-control, gang membership, and victimization:
S An integrated approach. Journal of Crime and
Fox, K. A., Nobles, M. R., & Piquero, A. R.
(forthcoming). Gender, crime victimization, and
I fear of crime. Security Journal, 22(1).
IGibson, C., Miller, M., Swatt, M., Jennings, W., &
Gover, A. (forthcoming). Using Propensity Score
Matching to Assess the Relationship between
Gang Membership and Violent Victimization: A
I Research Note. Justice Quarterly.
Gibson, C., Morris, S., & Beaver, K. (forthcoming).
Secondary exposure to violence during childhood
and adolescence: Does neighborhood context
I matter? Justice Quarterly.
Gibson, C., Khey, D., & Schreck, C. (2008). Gender,
internal control, and academic dishonesty:
Investigating mediating and differential Effects.
Journal of Criminal Justice Education 19, 2-18.
IGriffin, O.H., Miller, B., & Khey, D. (2008). Legally
I High? Legal Considerations of Salvia divinorum.
Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 40 (2) pp. 183-191.
Hayes-Smith, J. & Whaley, R. (forthcoming).
I Community Characteristics and Methampheta-
mine Use: A Social Disorganization Perspective.
Journal of Drug Issues.


Hayes-Smith, R. M & Hayes-Smith, J.
M, (forthcoming). A Website
Content Analysis of Women's
Resources and Sexual Assault
Literature on College Campuses. Critical D
Criminology, 17.
Jennings, W., Gibson, C.,& Lanza-Kaduce, L. a
(forthcoming). Why not let kids be kids? An
exploratory analysis of the impact of e
alternative rationales for managing status of- Ls
fending on youths' self-concepts. American
Journal of Criminal Justice.
Jennings, W., Gibson, C., Ward, J., & Beaver, K. (2008)
Which group are you in?: A preliminary investiga-
tion of group-based publication trajectories of
criminology and criminal justice scholars. Journal
of Criminal Justice Education 19 (2), 227-250.
Johnson, K., Lanza-Kaduce, L., & Woolard, J.
(Forthcoming). Disregarding Graduated
Treatment: Why Transfer Aggravates Recidivism.
Crime & Delinquency.
Khey, D., Miller, B., & Griffin, O.H. (2008) Salvia
Divinorum Use Among College Students. Journal
of Drug Education.
Kim, E., & Yun, M., (2008) What Works? Counter-
measures to Terrorism: A Case Study of PKK. In-
ternational Journal of Comparative and Applied
Criminal Justice, 32 (1).
Miller, M., Gibson, C., & Byrd, J. (2008) Getting
Beyond the Liberal Feel-Good: Toward an
Accountability-Based Theoretical Research
Program for Restorative Justice. In H.V. Miller
(ed.). Restorative Justice: From Theory to Practice.
Sociology of Crime, Law and Deviance, Volume
11. Amsterdam: Elseiver.
Nobles, M. R., Fox, K. A., Piquero, N. L., & Piquero, A.
R. (forthcoming). Career dimensions of stalking
victimization and perpetration. Justice Quarterly,
Schrage, C. & Lane, J. (in press) Legislator Ideology
and Corrections and Sentencing Policy in Florida:
A Research Note. Criminal Justice Policy Review.
Schrage, C. (in press). Review of "What Works in
Corrections: Reducing the Criminal Activities of
Offenders and Delinquents" (2006) by Doris
Layton MacKenzie."
Wolf, R. & Pressler, T. (forthcoming). Campus Law
Enforcement Use-of-Force and Conducted Energy
Devices: A National Level Exploratory Study of
Perceptions. Criminal Justice Review 34, (1).

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Syndicate News
A word from Gator Criminology Syndicate President Krissy Tennyson

This semester has been filled with ups and downs for the Criminology students, but it
has brought the Syndicate closer together. Most of the faculty and a good portion of the
students have made their way to our new home in Turlington Hall. We
are assured that by the end of the semester all graduate students in
the new department of Sociology and Criminology & Law will be .
housed in Turlington. The adjustments to our new home have been
bumpy, but the student body has been handling all obstacles with a
great attitude and a great deal of grace.
The Syndicate is happy that it will be able to fund students from our
division at this year's American Society of Criminology meeting in St.
Louis. The division will have a good showing with 23 of our graduate
students presenting their work.
All in all, this semester has been many things, most of all memora-
ble. The members of the Syndicate look forward to seeing everyone in
St. Louis and to a great Spring semester.
Syndicate V.P. Brian
Krissy Tennyson, Syndicate President Miller strikes a Tebov

Conference of the Social Sciences
Contributed by Zarha Shakarkhar, member of the Florida Society of the Social Sciences

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is fall, one undergraduate and six graduate
ology students presented their work at the
nual Florida Society of the Social Sciences
rence, an interdisciplinary program organ-
y University of Florida graduate students.
were more than 50 combined paper and
presentations exhibited by graduate and
graduate students from eight different
:ments. This was an increase from last year's
sentations from only a couple of different
:ments. The majority of presentations were
by students in newly merged Sociology and
ology & Law department.
e conference commenced with a key note
ss from the Criminology division chief, Dr.
Krohn, on the importance of research
orations across different disciplines. His
ng speech highlighted the importance of the
nation of different academic units and called
re conferences like that of the FSSS. The
ange of topics presented at the conference
ed: deviance, social movements, music,
mental needs, and language. Presenters
d many interesting questions from the audi-
made up mostly of undergraduate students.
any (if not most undergraduates) the confer-
tas their first experience at a professional
ence. Their attendance not only broadened

their educational experience but also depicted the
University's graduate students as researchers, em-
phasized the importance of graduate research, and
the impact of sharing work.
The FSSS planning committee declared the
conference an overall success and its members are
excited about its growth in future years. Committee
members were able to raise more than double the
funds they needed to put on the conference, which
will relieve some of the pressure for next year's plan-
ning team. Also for next year, the organization
hopes for more faculty support and participation
from more grad students.
Criminology Presentations
Boman, J. & Stogner, J. Rethinking rape: Proposing a
multilevel model of sexual assault.
Dioguardi, S. Aggravation and mitigation in Florida
capital cases: Is there alignment with criminologi-I
cal theory?
Hayes-Smith, R. & Shekarkhar, Z. Why is prostitution
criminalized? An alternative viewpoint on the
construction of sex-work.
Stogner, J. & Boman, J. Connecting health and delin-
quency: Utilizing somatic complaints and illness
to advance general strain theory.
Ward, J. Caught in their own speed trap: The inter-
sections of speed enforcement policy, police le- I
gitimacy and decision acceptance.




,Recent Conference Presentatio

Gibson, C., Miller, J., & Jennings, W. Gang Member-
ship and Violent Victimization: Using Propensity
Scoring to Assess Facilitation, Enhancement, and
I Selection. Southern Criminal Justice Association
I Meeting, New Orleans, Louisianna.
Gibson, C., Ward, J.T., Miller, J., Rivera, M., & Rowe,
B. A multilevel analysis of fear of crime: Assessing
I the direct effects of collective efficacy. Academy
I of Criminal Justice Sciences, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Gibson, Chris L. Secondary Exposure to Violence
Among Youth in Chicago. Presentation at the Uni-
versity of Florida, Sociology Colloquium Series.
SGibson, Chris L. Quality of Life Community Survey:
Where Were We, Where Are We Now, Where Are
We Going? Presentation at the University Area
Community Development Center., Tampa, Flor-
S ida.
SGibson, C. Does it take a village?: Neighborhood Ef-
fects on Children's Self-Control. Presentation at
University of Cincinnati, Department of Criminal
SGriffin, O.H., Miller, B., & Khey, D. Legally High? Legal
Definitions of Salvia divinorum. Academy of Crimi-
nal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting, Cincinnati,
IKolnes, A. Breaking the ice: Understanding survivors,
I departmental procedure, and police discretion in
cold case homicide investigations. Homicide Re-
search Working Group, Sam Houston, Texas.
IKolnes A., Brank, E., Smith, S. Daily dose of crime: The
I media's role in blaming parents. Law and Society
Association, Montreal, Canada.
Kolnes, A. & Brank, E. Racing against the clock: An
I examination of a curfew ordinance that holds
I parents accountable. American Psychology and
Law Society, Jacksonville, Florida.

The Criminal Gator
would like to thank
Hazel and Dianne
for all their help and
their contributions
to the criminology
Lanza-Kaduce, L., Lane, J., Akers, R., & program.
Schrage, C. Mixing Faith-based and L 1 I
Cognitive Behavioral Interventions in Juvenile
Corrections: Exploring the Consequences of Com-
plementary and Conflicting Treatment Compo-
nents. American Psychology-Law Society Confer-
ence, Jacksonville, Florida.
Schrage, C., & Lane, J. Sentencing Ideology among a
Student Sample. Academy of Criminal Justice Sci-
ences Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Schrage, C., Lane, J., & Lanza-Kaduce, L. Perceptions
of 'Just Desserts' and Recidivism among Juveniles
in the Florida Faith and Community-Based Delin-
quency Treatment Initiative. American Psychology
-Law Society Annual Meeting, Jacksonville, Flor-
Smith, S. & Kolnes, A. Judge in the Box: The Effects of
Bureaucratization on the Courts of the Criminal
Justice System. Law and Society Association,
Montreal, Canada.
Smith, S. & Kolnes, A. Drug Court Drop Outs: Do
"Unsuccessful" Participants in Drug Treatment
Show Signs of Success? Law and Society Associa-
tion, Montreal, Canada.
Ward, J.T., & Boman, J. Testing the general theory of
crime with the Retrospective Behavioral Self-
Control scale. Academy of Criminal Justice Sci-
ences, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Youstin, T., Nobles, M., Schrage, C., & Ward, J.T.
(March 2008). Neighborhood watch: A spatial
reanalysis. Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences,
Cincinnati, Ohio.
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I The Criminal Gator would like to
I congratulate Amanda Adams, Ashley
I Kolnes, Jessica Chiarizio, and Stacy
I Burweger for completing their
'Masters Degrees!
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Grad Students MiRang Krissy, Amanda, Saskia, & Carrie I



Dr. Chris Gibson Awarded W.E.B. Du Bois Fellowship

Dr. Chris L. Gibson was recently a recipient of
the prestigious W.E.B. Du Bois Fellowship from the Na-
tional Institute of Justice. The W.E.B. Du Bois Fellowship
Program seeks to advance knowledge regarding the
confluence of crime, justice, and culture in various
societal contexts. The Fellowship places particular
emphasis on crime, violence, and the administration of
justice in diverse cultural contexts within the United
States. The Du Bois Fellowship complements NIJ's other
fellowship programs and provides talented researchers
with an opportunity early in their professional career to
elevate independently generated research and ideas to
the level of national discussion. Du Bois Fellows contrib-
ute to NIJ's national criminal justice research program by
studying topics of mutual interest to the Fellow and NIJ.
During his 2008-09 fellowship, Dr. Gibson will be
conducting research on victimization and delinquent
involvement among Hispanic children and adolescents
residing in various Chicago neighborhoods. Specifically,
he and his colleague, Dr. Ventura-Miller at the University

of Texas San Antonio, will be
using data from the Project on
Human Development in
Chicago Neighborhoods
(PHDCN) to understand how
assimilation and acculturation
processes affect victimization
and delinquency, while at the
same time attempting to cap-
ture the neighborhood context
in which these processes occur.
This work extends Dr.
Gibson's current research on
W.E.B. Du Bois Fellow how neighborhood influences
Dr. Chris Gibson (and his little
dog too.) impact children and adoles-
cents, with a specific focus on
one particular ethnic group. Further, this work will
extend his empirical research testing various theories
of criminal and deviant behavior.

The Criminal Gator was brought to you by:
Kevin Leffler, Editor
John Stogner, Editor
Dr. Jodi Lane, Faculty Advisor
Zahra Shekarkhar. Photographer

Submissions for the Spring 2009 edition of The Criminal Gator
will be due on March I, 2009. Students and Faculty wishing to
I have their news, presentations, or publications included in the
| upcoming edition should email them to stogner@ufl.edu by
that time.

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