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The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
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Congratulations to Professor Geoff Alpert and doctoral student Patrick Lowery on their recent publication!

Hickman, M. J., Atherley, L. T., Lowery, P. G., & Alpert, G. P. (2015). Reliability of the force factor method in police use-of-force research. Police Quarterly. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/1098611115586175

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Congratulations to Assistant Professor Christi Metcalfe on her recent publication!

Iratzoqui, A., & Metcalfe, C. (2015). Set up for failure? Examining the influence of monetary sanctions on probation success. Criminal Justice Policy Review. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0887403415586595.

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Departmental Undergraduate Award Winners

The following students have won our Departmental Undergraduate Awards and will be presented with a plaque at the Spring Awards Day ceremony on April 16th. Please join me and the awards committee on congratulating these worthy students. Let them know how proud you are of them!

  • Magdelena M. Bellone - Outstanding Academic Excellence Senior Award
  • Cameron W. Taylor - Outstanding Academic Excellence Senior Award
  • Kenneth R. Blind - Outstanding Service Award


Congratulations to Professors Scott Wolfe and Bob Kaminski, and to graduate students Meg Chrusciel and Andy Hansen on two recent publications!

Wolfe, S. E., Chrusciel, M. M., Rojek, J., Hansen, J.A., & Kaminski, R. J. (2015). Procedural justice, legitimacy, and school principals' evaluations of school resource officers: Support, perceived effectiveness, trust, and satisfaction. Criminal Justice Policy Review.

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Chrusciel, M. M., Wolfe, S., Hansen, J. A., Rojek, J. J., & Kaminski, R. (2015). Law enforcement executive and principal perspectives on school safety measures: School resource officers and armed school employees. Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management, 38 (1), 24-39.

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Our Mission Statement:

The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice provides a distinctive education for undergraduate and graduate students through an active program of applied research, program evaluation, and policy analysis. This state-of-the-art program grounded in research methods and criminological theory focuses on the causes of and societal responses to crime and deviant behavior. Accordingly, the department provides its students with a strong foundation in the liberal arts and social sciences and prepares them to address the challenges of crime in society as criminal justice professionals, researchers, and educators.


Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
University of South Carolina
1305 Greene St.
Columbia, South Carolina 29208
(803) 777-7097

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CONTACTS FOR:

Undergraduate Studies

Ms. Patricia Armstrong
Phone: (803) 777-7088
E-mail:
parmstro@mailbox.sc.edu

For Admissions Questions please contact:
Undergraduate Admissions


Graduate Studies:
Dr. Robert Kaminski
Phone: (803) 777-1560
E-mail:
kaminskb@mailbox.sc.edu




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