Department of Criminal Justice

Remembering 2020

Remembering 2020

December, 2020 - The Pandemic, Marching for Social Justice, and the Presidential Election that elected the first African American Woman Vice President! Where do we go from here?

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Criminal Justice Department helps launch health care cybersecurity curriculum with $6.3M from NSA

Criminal Justice Department helps launch health care cybersecurity curriculum with $6.3M from NSA

The University of Louisville will develop a curriculum to increase cybersecurity talent specifically focused on health care thanks to a $6 million in funding from the National Security Agency. The pilot phase of the Healthcare Cybersecurity Workforce Certificate initially will provide the training for 200 first responders and military veterans in accordance with the request for proposal.

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UofL recognized as top school for Black students pursuing a criminal justice degree

UofL recognized as top school for Black students pursuing a criminal justice degree

The University of Louisville provides Black students pursing a criminal justice degree one of the “most enriching educations leading to well-paying jobs.” This is according to the “2020 College Guide and Rankings” report issued recently from the nonprofit, Washington Monthly.

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Criminal Justice alumna bakes up sweet solution to empower businesswomen

Criminal Justice alumna bakes up sweet solution to empower businesswomen

Abigail Mattingly has concocted a way to spread her hard-earned business knowledge and provide a workspace for other female bakers, sparing them some of the challenges she encountered in building up her own Bourbon Baekery LLC.

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Southern Police Institute swears in first female SVE officer

Southern Police Institute swears in first female SVE officer

Among the 48 graduates who completed the course was Lt. Emily R. Horton, the first female Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division officer to graduate from the SPI in its storied history.

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African American History Month Film Series

African American History Month Film Series

This free film series is presented in partnership with the Louisville Free Public Library, the Uofl Health Sciences Center Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and the UofL College of Arts & Sciences. All film screenings will be followed by a discussion lead by UofL faculty.

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The Future of Policing

The Future of Policing

UofL’s Belknap Campus houses an institute that consistently ranks alongside the FBI in the top executive development training centers for law enforcement in the nation, attracting students from across the US and locales as far-flung as Lebanon and Japan. This is the Southern Police Institute.

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Criminal Justice Prof. Cherie Dawson-Edwards talks "school-to-prison pipeline"

Criminal Justice Prof. Cherie Dawson-Edwards talks "school-to-prison pipeline"

There has been a lot of talk about the "school-to-prison pipeline", describing the mass incarceration of mostly African American men. Cherie Dawson-Edwards, Chair and Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, has researched the justice system, public policy, and its ramifications for Americans who are locked up. She joins Mark Hebert on UofL Today to discuss the issue.

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Criminal Justice grad student researches the link between hate crimes and where you live

Criminal Justice grad student researches the link between hate crimes and where you live

Does the neighborhood a person lives in influence the chances of a hate crime being committed? Susie Overstreet, a graduate researcher in the Department of Criminal Justice joins Mark Hebert to talk about her research linking hate crimes to lifestyle and neighborhoods.

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Citizen's survey of crime and the LMPD

Citizen's survey of crime and the LMPD

A&S Professor of Criminal Justice Deborah Keeling has been doing research for the Louisville Metro Police Department for the last several years. Prof. Keeling joined UofL Today with Mark Hebert to discuss her findings about Louisville residents' attitudes toward crime and LMPD.

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UofL Receives Cybersecurity Grant from NSA

UofL Receives Cybersecurity Grant from NSA

UofL has received a half million dollar grant from the NSA to train students and police agencies how to deal with cybersecurity issues. Profesor Michael Losavio from the Department of Criminal Justice joined two Speed School of Engineering professors to discuss the issue on UofL Today with Mark Hebert.

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Correctional officers & PTSD

Correctional officers & PTSD

Corrections officers have higher suicide rates and suffer from PTSD. Prof. Swartz's (Criminal Justice) discusses her research.

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What do Louisvillians think of the job LMPD officers are doing?

What do Louisvillians think of the job LMPD officers are doing?

Deborah Keeling is a justice administration professor who has been surveying Louisville residents.

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3+3 law student fast tracks path to becoming Air Force JAG officer

3+3 law student fast tracks path to becoming Air Force JAG officer

Lacey Parham is a 3+3 first year law student and senior in the College of Arts and Sciences majoring in Criminal Justice. She plans to enter the Air Force after graduation to pursue being a JAG officer.

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Arts & Sciences welcomes 27 new faculty members

Arts & Sciences welcomes 27 new faculty members

From Chemistry to Comparative Humanities, new professors bring an array of research and teaching interests. Meet the newest faculty members in the College of Arts and Sciences for Fall 2016.

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A&S professors reflect on recent shooting deaths

A&S professors reflect on recent shooting deaths

UofL A&S professors react to Dallas police officer shootings and deaths in St. Paul and Baton Rouge.

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A&S students earn scholarships for travel abroad

A&S students earn scholarships for travel abroad

Three undergraduates and an alumna of the College of Arts and Sciences are winners of international scholarships offered by the College of Arts and Sciences and the University Honors Program.

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