Dr. J. Mitch Miller, a professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, was recently honored with two prestigious awards.
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Dr. Michael Hallett, chair of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at UNF, talks to WMFE 90.7 Radio about how he thinks race fits in to the push to privatize Florida prisons.
Publicly funded programs as part of the anti-crime Jacksonville Journey need to be held to a higher standard, UNF criminal justice students studying the initiative found.
Wesely's research focuses on two of the most marginalized groups of women in our society, homeless women and sex workers. Parents of young girls may not think these topics affect them, but they do.
Although homelessness is a serious social problem in the U.S., there is little direct information about the actual experiences of violence among homeless women. Dr. Jennifer Wesely, UNF associate professor of Criminology & Criminal Justice, discusses the latest findings in her new book “Hard Lives, Mean Streets: Violence in the Lives of Homeless Women” on WJCT 89.9 FM Public Radio's "In Context" show.
Dr. Michael Hallett's third book, titled Private Prisons in America: A Critical Race Perspective (University of Illinois Press) was published in 2006. The book traces the historical emergence of for-profit imprisonment in the United States back to the era of convict-leasing after the Civil War and makes comparisons between present-day criminal justice practices and those prevalent during the post-bellum South. Past explorations of "new punishments" reveal the criminal justice system as a mechanism for social control of specific groups rather than for crime control in general, this book draws on the work of David Garland, George Rusche & Otto Kirchheimer, Randall Shelden (see: sheldensays.com), and Michel Foucault. Other recent work by Dr. Hallett appears in the Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, Punishment & Society and textbooks exploring women and crime, trends in criminal justice policy and racial bias in punishment.
Dr. Kareem Jordan's first book, titled Violent Youth in Adult Court: The Decertification of Transferred Offenders (LFB Scholarly Publishing: Criminal Justice Series), was published in 2006. In this book, he highlights the importance of exploring the seldom researched area of juvenile decertification, a process whereby youth who initially were waived to adult court are decertified (i.e., reverse waived) to be tried in juvenile court. Dr. Jordan also has published other articles in Criminal Justice Studies: A Critical Journal of Crime, Law and Society. He is researching juvenile justice issues in Duval County, Florida.