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​​- Mike Cavanaugh co-edited a book with Marilyn McShane titled Understanding Juvenile Justice and Delinquency. He authored a chapter in the book titled, "School Searches: Balancing Delinquency and Privacy".

- Colin Dalton and John Kelly and their students completed the first semester of a new literacy project at the Harris County Juvenile Detention Center based on a reading of The Invention of Hugo Cabret.

- Melissa Davila, Social Work major, won first place in the student poster competition at the 39th Annual National Association of Social Work Texas Conference with her research on "Identifying and Assisting Victims of Human Trafficking".

Rebecca Pfeffer authored and published a chapter in Understanding Juvenile Justice and Delinquency titled, "Autism Spectrum Disorders and Juvenile Justice: The Myths of Perpetrators and Victims".

- Bernardo Pohl and his students completed the first semester of a curriculum writing project for the African-American Library at the Gregory School. The library is one of three special collection branches of the Houston Public Library.

- Criminal Justice graduate students Renee Lamberton and Herb Martinez made presentations at the ASC Conference. Ms. Lamberton participated in a poster session and Mr. Martinez participated in a round table discussion. 

- Judith Harris authored and published a chapter in Understanding Juvenile Justice and Delinquency titled, "Acculturation, Ethnic Bias, and Explanations of Delinquency".

- Maria Bhattacharjee and Irene Chen and their students completed a literacy/technology project with the students at the House of Tiny Treasures in which the students collaborated with UHD teacher candidates to write  personal e-books.

- Clete Snell authored and published a chapter in Understanding Juvenile Justice and Delinquency titled, "What Works With Juvenile Offenders?"

- Ashley Blackburn, Janice Ahmad, and the Criminal Justice students in the Professional Society for Criminal Justice Students held a toy drive for the Childrens' Assessment Center. The toys were delivered during a visit to the site on December 4, 2015​. 

- Clete Snell published an article in the peer-reviewed Journal of Family Strengths, titled, "Success in Drug Court: The Offender's Perspective".

- Journal of Family Strengths will, for the first time, publish both a Spring and Fall issue thanks to the work of Special Issue Editors Rebecca Pfeffer, Spring – Underserved Populations and Kim Pinkerton and Amelia Hewitt, Fall – Multiple Dimensions of Literacy.

- Ashley Blackburn was awarded an Organized Research and Creative Activities Grant for An Examination of Female Inmate Needs and Programming Experiences. 

- Rebecca Pfeffer was awarded an Organized Research and Creative Activities Grant for An Examination of the Houston Police Department's Prostitution Incident Reports for Indicators of Trafficking.

- John Kelly will present the results of the study on "Transparency and Problem Solving" completed for the AACU Leap Project. This study was a collaborative effort with faculty from across the university

- Judith Harris and Kingsley Ejiogu presented their paper "A Spatial Exploration of Crime Concentration in Downtown Houston Police Districts I and II, 2009-2013" at the Asian Association of Police Studies annual conference in China.

- Hsiao-Ming Wang is a Board Member of the Asian Association of Police Studies and played a significant role in the planning and execution of this world renown conference.

- Two alumni of the MS-Criminal Justice program presented papers at the AAPS Conference in China; those being Chawan Laosunthorn who presented his paper, "War on Drugs in Thailand: With a Focus on Methamphetamine" under the direction of Michael Cavanaugh and Hsiao-Ming Wang and Yung-Len Lai who presented his paper "Residents' Satisfaction With Police Services in Taipei Metropolitan:  A Multilevel Perspective" and who was mentored by Hsiao-Ming Wang in 2007. ​​


Last updated 5/18/2016 5:11 AM