Inside Look

Dr. Victoria Collins Joins the School of Justice Studies Faculty

Victoria Ellen Collins grew up in Norfolk England, where she pursued a higher education in law receiving a LLB in English and European Constitutional law before immigrating to the United States. When in the US, Victoria enrolled at Old Dominion University where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice, and then a Masters of Arts degree in Applied Sociology.

Through the Eyes of a Burglar: Study Provides Insights on Habits and Motivations

Newswise — CHARLOTTE, N.C. – May 15, 2013 - One way to understand what motivates and deters burglars is to ask them. UNC Charlotte researcher Joseph Kuhns from the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology did just that.

Alpha Phi Sigma Takes First Place Again in National Community Service Competition

The College and School is proud of what are Alpha Phi Sigma chapter and officers accomplished this year. Under President Robyn Hench's leadership, our chapter received first place in the national service competition for the second year in a row.

What Our Graduates are Saying...

Maria Bordt
1.  Are you thinking about pursuing further education?  An enthusiastic "yes!"

Dr. Barker Publishes his 15th Book!

North American Criminal Gangs

North American Criminal Gangs: Steet, Prison, Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs and Drug Trafficing Organizations

Dr. Betsy Matthews named to the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board by Gov. Steve Beshear

Dr. Betsy Matthews
Dr. Betsy Matthews, associate professor in Criminal Justice and Police Studies, has been named to the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board by Gov. Steve Beshear.

Faculty Spotlight on Dr. Judah Schept

Dr. Judah Schept

Broadly speaking, my work examines some of the contours of mass incarceration in the United States. I am interested in the structural processes that have given rise to and sustain the largest system of incarceration in the world. As an ethnographer, I am drawn to the everyday and embodied ways in which communities both acquiesce to and contest carceral logic and practices.