Criminal Justice Research Center News
Volume 14: Issue 2 - April/May 2013
Hi everyone. Spring is here! To date, we've had a great speaker series this semester. Dr. Yasser Payne (Associate Professor of Black American Studies - The University of Delaware) visited us on March 7th. He gave a talk on his participatory action research in Wilmington, Delaware. His important work sheds light on the connections between structural opportunity and the presence of violence in the lives of Wilmington's residents (please see Alexis Preskar's "featured speakers" article). The talk had a great turnout, and the audience was enthusiastic about continuing the discussion with Dr. Payne after his lecture concluded. We thank Dr. Payne and our CJRC affiliates for their attendance and involvement in the event.
Also, please remember that CJRC's signature event is right around the corner! On April 18th, Catherine Gallagher (Professor of Criminology, Law and Society – George Mason University) will be our keynote speaker at the 24th Annual Reckless-Dinitz Memorial Lecture. Dr. Gallagher's retrospective discussion regarding the ways in which violence, crime, policy and environmental factors have profoundly affected the outcomes of vulnerable children and adolescents over the past century should be of importance to us all. We hope that you can join us for the lecture and stay for our celebratory reception at the Barrister Club.In addition, we're looking forward to receiving applications for our Faculty Seed Grants, which are due on April 26th. CJRC is proud to fund OSU faculty research which is collaborative and interdisciplinary and addresses vital issues of crime and justice. Please see further information regarding the proposals in the "Calls and Opportunities" section, and consider throwing your hat in the ring for this great opportunity.
We're also happy to report that the CJRC Undergraduate Internship Program continues to garner growing investment from our students, faculty and participating agencies. To thank our interns and their supervisors, we will hold a celebratory luncheon at the end of the semester. Please see Amanda's feature article which gives insight into the experiences and important contributions of our students and their mentors in the field.
Last but certainly not least, we are preparing for our 8th NSF-funded Crime and Justice Summer Research Institute (SRI) in July. We recently selected our cohort of eight fine junior faculty from around the country. During their stay at OSU, these scholars will learn crucial professional information and receive expert mentoring to hone their current research. Ruth Peterson (PI), Amanda, Yolanda Gelo, and committee members have been working diligently to ensure an invaluable, memorable experience for all involved.