Alexandria Dool wants to go as far as she can with criminology. With a future PhD in mind, she stayed at Missouri State University for its accelerated master’s program. An accelerated master's program lets you take graduate-level courses as you finish your bachelor's degree. Dool has a knack for research. Criminology professor Mary Bozarth, an attorney, noticed that trait … [Read more...] about When passion, research and experience combine
It’s the 99th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. In a conversation with Paula Rector, criminology senior instructor, we look at the status of gender in her field. Criminology has grown in both gender equality and opportunity. More women are entering the field, and how we prosecute and prevent crimes by and against women has changed. “I … [Read more...] about How does gender affect criminology and criminal justice?
Congratulations to Dr. Brett Garland! His long-standing research into recidivism is the topic of a Mind's Eye feature story in the 2017 issue. An excerpt: “We know from psychology and from behavioral learning theory that rewarding people for things they do right is even more important than punishing people for something they do wrong. Our study confirmed that this principle … [Read more...] about Garland’s research featured in Mind’s Eye