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ABU GHRAIB PANEL DISCUSSION WITH DEL ROSSO


Jared Del Rosso, Assistant Professor, was a panelist at an event entitled, "After Images: Abu Ghraib, A Decade Later." The panel discussion was held on Friday, April 25, in Sturm Hall 286, and was co-sponsored by the Departments of Media, Film & Journalism Studies, International & Intercultural Communications, and Gender and Women's Studies.  (view flyer)

                   Jared Del Rosso at Abu Ghraib event  panel for Abu Ghraib event   

Lisa Martinez--featured speaker at Provost Lecture


Lisa Martinez, Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminology and Core faculty member of the DU Latino Center for Community Engagement and Scholarship (DULCCES), was the featured speaker at the winter quarter Provost Lecture and Luncheon on Thursday, February 6th. The topic of her lecture was, "Opening Gates and Overcoming Barriers: Understanding Latina/o Student Success in Higher Education." (watch event video)

Dr. Martinez also presented an AHSS Faculty Lecture entitled "Pathways to Mobility among Latina/o and Undocumented Youth" on Thursday, April 10. 

Jared Del Rosso researches torture


Since 2007, Jared Del Rosso has studied the U.S. debates about detainee abuse, torture, and interrogation policy. To understand this debate, Professor Del Rosso analyzed over 40 transcripts of congressional hearings on these issues. Through this analysis, Professor Del Rosso documented a fundamental change in the ways that U.S. politicians spoke about torture.  Read More...

2013 Award/Recognition Ceremony

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The Sociology/Criminology Department held its annual award/recognition ceremony on Friday, June 7.  At the ceremony, we officially inducted students in to Alpha Kappa Delta, the international Sociology honor society, and recognized this year's departmental award winners and thesis writers.  Read More...

Spring 2013 Undergraduate research symposium


The spring 2013 Undergraduate Research Symposium was a huge success.  Monica Heilman, Jennifer Hayward (both sociology majors) and Julia Richardson (criminology major) were among the students presenting their research.

Julia Richardson, Prof Jennifer Reich, and Monica Heilman        Jennifer Hayward with Professors Scott Phillips and Paul Colomy

 

Jeff Lin studies crime


Professor Jeffrey Lin studies crime and punishment in the United States. His research, spanning the last decade, has informed significant changes to the New York City juvenile justice system and parole supervision practices in California. Read More...

Barry Feld Marsico lecture


Barry FeldBarry Feld, Centennial Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota and Marsico Social Science Visiting Scholar, presented a lecture entitled, "Real Interrogation: What Actually Happens When Cops Question Kids," on Thursday, March 7, 2013.   View lecture abstract     View lecture video

STUDENT'S INTERNSHIPS CREATE PATH TO PROFESIONAL PASSION


Lynzi MaasWhat do the Boulder County Sheriff's office, Boulder County District Attorney's office, Lt. Governor's office, Colorado Governor's office and the Secret Service all have in common? These are offices and law enforcement agencies where Lynzi Maas, a recent graduate who double-majored in criminology and socio-legal studies, held internships over the last four years.  Read More...

pasko participates in jclc centennial celebration


Professor Lisa Pasko participated in the Northwestern University School of Law centennial celebration of the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology. Read More...

ADLERS WIN SSSI AWARD


Patti and Peter AdlerProfessor Peter Adler, Department of Sociology and Criminology, University of Denver, and his wife, Professor Patti Adler, Department of Sociology, University of Colorado, were presented with the George Herbert Mead Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction in Atlanta, GA. This is the first time this honor has been presented jointly to a collaborating couple. Read More...

legal counsel a matter of life and death


Research by Scott Phillips delves into racial disparities in death penalty cases in Harris County, TX. Read More...