Criminology and Criminal Justice

Upcoming Events

 

 
Upcoming Local Events (* denotes events outside CCJ). 

SPRING 2014

January 31, 2014 

UMSL CCJ Professional Development Seminar
The Job Market
Drs. Esbensen, Huebner, and Vogel

Jim Short Conference Room, 325 Lucas Hall
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

February 7, 2014 

ACJS Practice Talks

Jim Short Conference Room, 325 Lucas Hall
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

February 14, 2014

UMSL CCJ Professional Development Seminar
Professional Etiquette
Drs. Esbensen and Huebner

Jim Short Conference Room, 325 Lucas Hall
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

March 7, 2014  

UMSL CCJ Professional Development Seminar
Going Outside for Academic Training
PhD students Mike Deckard, Kim Kras, and CheyOnna Sewell

Jim Short Conference Room, 325 Lucas Hall
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

March 14, 2014 

UMSL CCJ Professional Development Seminar
The Dissertation
Drs. Carbone-Lopez, Huebner, and Slocum

Jim Short Conference Room, 325 Lucas Hall
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

April 4, 2014 

UMSL CCJ Professional Development Seminar
Meet the Faculty
Dr. Elaine Doherty

Jim Short Conference Room, 325 Lucas Hall
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

April 10, 2014

13th Annual Youth Violence Prevention Conference: Prevention and Intervention Strategies to Respond to Youth Violence in St. Louis

Speakers at this year's conference will examine strategies for responding to youth violence in general and in St. Louis specifically. Main topics include effective police strategies for dealing with gun violence in St. Louis; the impact of incarceration on children and families; family violence and effects on the community; the unique effect of gangs on adolescent violence and strategies for responding to gang-related violence.

Featured speakers: Chris Melde (Michigan State University), Hillary Potter (University of Colorado), David Pyrooz (Sam Houston State University), Richard Rosenfeld (UMSL), Sara Wakefield (Rutgers University). Organized by Finn-Aage Esbensen.

J.C. Penney Conference Center
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
$35; registration required.

April 24, 2014

CCJ Dissertation Defense - Kimberly Kras
Redemption or Condemnation? A Long-Term Follow-up of the Desistance Patterns of Sex Offenders

Jim Short Conference Room, 325 Lucas Hall
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

April 25, 2014

CCJ GSA Guest Speaker Series:

"The Psychopath in the Mirror": Why We Can't Get Enough of the Bad Guys
Dr. Shadd Maruna (Queen's University Belfast)

SSB 133
10:00am - 11:15am
Refreshments will be served. The event is free, open to the all students and the public, and is brought to you by the CCJ Graduate Student Association

 

**Check out a full list of Guest Speakers**

 

ARCHIVE OF PAST EVENTS
(* denotes events outside CCJ) 

FALL 2013

August 14, 2013  

UMSL CCJ Professional Development Seminar
The Job Market
Drs. Esbensen, Huebner, and Vogel

Jim Short Conference Room, 325 Lucas Hall
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

August 15, 2013  

UMSL CCJ Professional Development Seminar
Teaching Seminar
Drs. Carbone-Lopez and Huebner

Jim Short Conference Room, 325 Lucas Hall
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

August 23, 2013  

UMSL CCJ Professional Development Seminar
The Qualifying Paper Process
Drs. Bursik, Carbone-Lopez, and Taylor

Jim Short Conference Room, 325 Lucas Hall
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

September 6, 2013  

UMSL CCJ Professional Development Seminar
Attending Professional Conferences
Dr. Lauritsen

Jim Short Conference Room, 325 Lucas Hall
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

September 13, 2013  

UMSL CCJ Professional Development Seminar
Visiting Scholar
Dr. Karlijn F. Kuijpers, Assistant Professor, Institute for Criminal Law and Criminology, Leiden University

Jim Short Conference Room, 325 Lucas Hall
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

November 1, 2013

ASC Practice Talks

Jim Short Conference Room, 325 Lucas Hall
9:00 AM - 11:00AM and 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

November 8, 2012

ASC Practice Talks

Jim Short Conference Room, 325 Lucas Hall
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

November 8, 2013

CCJ Dissertation Defense - Ethan Amidon
Lightning Strikes Twice: An Examination of the Political Factors Associated With State-Level Death Sentences and Executions in the United States, 1930-2012

Jim Short Conference Room, 325 Lucas Hall
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

November 13, 2013

CCJ Dissertation Defense - Hyon Namgung
How Do Specialized Units Affect the Outputs of Police Organizations?: Investigating the Effect of Community Policing Units on Community Policing Activities in Local Police Departments

Jim Short Conference Room, 325 Lucas Hall
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

SPRING 2013

January 16, 2013

Heroes Behind The Badge Documentary Screening

Heroes Behind The Badge recounts the harrowing stories of law enforcement officers who were caught in the line of fire and survived, and those who made the ultimate sacrifice. See more information here: http://www.heroesbehindthebadge.com/. Hosted by the St. Louis Police Wives Association.

Wehrenberg Ronnies 20 Theatre, 5320 S. Lindbergh Blvd. 
First Screening: Movie Starts at 6:30 p.m., Doors open at 6 p.m.
Second Screening: Movie starts at 8:00 p.m., Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

$10.00 a ticket, in advance, $15.00 a ticket at the door.  All proceeds will be donated to the National Law Enforcement Officer Memorial Fund and Missouri C.O.P.S. (Concern of Police Survivors)

March 22, 2013*

Street Violence as a Social Determinant of Health: Applying Research Findings to Public Health Interventions
Presented by Rolf Loeber, PhD (University of Pittsburgh).

SLU College of Public Health & Social Justice Sharing Responsibility, Improving Community Health Speaker series
To register: http://formsmarts.com/form/142y
For more information: http://slu.edu/publichealth

Saint Louis University, Dubourg Hall, Sinquefield Stateroom
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

April 5, 2013

CCJ GSA Guest Speaker Series:

Gender, Friendship Networks, and Delinquency: A Dynamic Network Approach
Dr. Dana Haynie (The Ohio State University)

SSB 133
10:00am - 11:15am
Refreshments will be served. The event is free, open to the all students and the public, and is brought to you by the CCJ Graduate Student Association

April 11, 2013

12th Annual Youth Violence Prevention Conference: Prevention and Intervention Strategies to Respond to Youth Violence in St. Louis

Speakers at this year’s conference will examine strategies for responding to youth violence in general and in St. Louis specifically. Main topics include: the role and effect of immigration on crime rates and issues of particular concern to immigrant populations; the role schools can play in improving safety in school and in the community; law enforcement perspectives on youth violence and interventions; and the unique effect of gangs on adolescent violence and strategies for responding to gang-related violence.

Featured speakers: Stephanie DiPietro (UMSL), Daniel Isom (UMSL), Chris Melde (Michigan State University), and Allison Payne (Villanova University). Organized by Finn-Aage Esbensen.

J.C. Penney Conference Center
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
$35; registration required.

April 23, 2013

CCJ Dissertation Defense - Jennifer Owens
Defining Stalking and its Relationship to Other Forms of Violent and Property Victimization: An Analysis of NCVS Data
Jim Short Conference Room, 325 Lucas Hall
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

April 25-26, 2013

American Exceptionalism in the 21st Century Conference

One of the deeply imbedded tenets of the American heritage is that the United States has played a special role in world history, not only in the distinctive dynamics that led to its establishment as a uniquely egalitarian and democratic society, but also in its perceived mission to serve as a guiding example for the rest of the world. Recently, however, the existence of such an “American Exceptionalism” has been questioned, as well as its presumed uniformly positive effects on the quality of American life compared to that found in other nations.

For example, while some historians, sociologists, and political scientists characterize the United States as having exceptionally high rates of social mobility, religiosity, educational opportunity and attainment, economic growth, ethnic assimilation, and civic engagement, others have highlighted the relatively high levels of economic inequality in the United States, its legacy of racial oppression, and its distinctively punitive criminal justice system.  

The hallmark of the American Exceptionalism Conference is a series of presentations and discussions that focus on the contemporary relevance and validity of the exceptionalism thesis as applied to a variety of institutions in the United States and other developed nations.

Key themes will include whether the United States can be considered to be an exceptional society, and if so in what ways; whether the nature of this exceptionalism has changed over time; and the implications for the future role of the United States in a global system. 

Featured speakers: Godfrey Hodgson (Oxford University), David W. Garland (New York University), Jerome B. Karabel (University of California-Berkeley), Michael Kazin (Georgetown University), Donald E. Pease (Dartmouth College), Rogers M. Smith (University of Pennsylvania), John C. Torpey (City University of New York), Marilyn Young (New York University), and Theda Skocpol (Harvard University). Organized by Robert Bursik and Richard Rosenfeld.

J.C. Penney Conference Center
April 25, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM and April 26, 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
$125; registration required.

FALL 2012 

September 7, 2012  

UMSL CCJ Professional Development Seminar
The Institutional Review Board
Dr. Klinger and John Hancock

Jim Short Conference Room, 325 Lucas Hall
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

September 28, 2012  

UMSL CCJ Professional Development Seminar
Qualifiying Papers
Drs. Bursik, Carbone-Lopez, and Rosenfeld

Jim Short Conference Room, 325 Lucas Hall
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

October 12, 2012  

UMSL CCJ Professional Development Seminar
Crafting a Teaching Portfolio
Dr. Vogel

Jim Short Conference Room, 325 Lucas Hall
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

October 16, 2012 *

Inequality and the Future of the American City: Implications of the Neighborhood Effect * 
Robert J. Sampson

Washington University
Danforth University Center, Room 276
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Robert J. Sampson, the Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences at Harvard University and Director of the Social Sciences program at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, will deliver the CURPP Biennial Lecture.  He currently serves as President of the American Society of Criminology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a member of the National Academy of Sciences, among other numerous distinctions. Professor Sampson's research interests focus on crime, inequality, the life course, neighborhood effects, nonprofit organizations, and the social structure of the contemporary city.  This event was organized by the Center for Urban Renewal and Public Policy and is cosponsored by the Weidenbaum Center and several other Washington University organizations.  It is free and open to the public.  Registration for this event is not required. Click here for directions and parking instructions to the Danforth University Center.  The event will be held in the Danforth University Center's Room 276.

October 17, 2012 *

PPRC-School of Social Work Applied Research Seminar Series 
The Public Safety Partnership between UMSL, the Metropolitan Police Department of the City of St. Louis, and the City of St. Louis: Progress and Challenges

Public Policy Research Center Conference Room, #427 Social Sciences and Business
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM

Presented by:
Rick Rosenfeld, Curators Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at UMSL
Michael Deckard, Ph.D. student in the Criminology & Criminal Justice Department
Emily Blackburn, St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department Crime Analysis Unit

Richard Rosenfeld and Michael Deckard of UMSL's Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice will be joined by Emily Blackburn of Metropolitan Police Department of St. Louis City's crime analysis unit to discuss the partnership, now in its eighth month, between UMSL, the City of St. Louis, and the police department. The partnership addresses public safety issues in St. Louis. The presenters will describe an ongoing field experiment on "hot spots" policing in the city and other public safety initiatives that have risen from this partnership. They also will discuss the benefits and challenges of such practitioner-researcher partnerships for UMSL faculty and students.

This seminar is part of the Fall 2012 Applied Research Seminar Series, hosted by PPRC and co-sponsored by PPRC and the School of Social Work at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Click here for the full series schedule. Follow PPRC on Facebook to receive updates regarding this seminar series and all our other events

October 26, 2012  

CCJ Guest Speaker Series:
Using Recidivism Reduction Strategies in Probation Supervision
Dr. Faye Taxman (George Mason University)

SSB Building, Room 118
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

The Risk-Need-Responsivity (RNR) has fostered an emphasis on responding to those factors that are changeable in a person.   Two questions are seldom answered:  what is our empirical knowledge about how can offenders change? and,  what role can  probation officers play in this change process?  This talk will review the findings used in the RNR Simulation Tool of offender outcomes as well as other studies on offender outcomes.  A major emphasis will be to translate the findings for relevance for the field of  probation supervision.  Emphasis will be on decision rules for assigning offenders of varying risk-need profiles to appropriate treatment and controls to obtain better offender outcomes.

The event is free and open the public. Refreshments will be served.

More information

October 31, 2012

ASC Practice Talks

Jim Short Conference Room, 325 Lucas Hall
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

November 2, 2012

ASC Practice Talks

Jim Short Conference Room, 325 Lucas Hall
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

December 14, 2012  

UMSL CCJ Professional Development Seminar
Course and Syllabus Design
Dr. Huebner

Jim Short Conference Room, 325 Lucas Hall
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM



SPRING 2012

February 6, 2012

CCJ Guest Speaker Series:
The Criminology of Place: Street Segments and Our Understanding of the Crime Problem
Dr. David Weisburd (George Mason University)

The study of crime has focused primarily on why particular people commit crime or why specific communities have higher levels of crime.  In this presentation Professor Weisburd presents findings from a forthcoming Oxford University Press Book (co-authored with Elizabeth Groff and SueMing Yang), that identifies a different way of looking at the crime problem by examining why specific streets in a city have specific crime trends over time.  This study of the “criminology of place,” focuses our attention on small units of geographic analysis, or micro communities. The study shows that much information about crime is necessarily lost by focusing on larger units such as neighborhoods or communities.  The authors identify a large group of possible crime risk and protective factors of street segments.

The event is free and open the public. Refreshments will be served.

More information

Millennium Student Center, Century Room C
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

February 15, 2012*

Caught Blackhanded: Race and Crime in America
Presented by the Black Leadership Organization of UMSL

This event will be an informative panel discussion focusing on race and how economic and social disparities play a role in crime. This forum is dedicates to Reggie Clemons and Troy Davis. The moderator for the night will be Criminal Justice Department Professor Richard Rosenfeld. Our panelists will consist of Jamala Rogers, Chief Dan Isom, Laura O'Sullivan, Montague Simmons, Stephen Ryals, Meredith Reese, Adolphus Pruitt, and Vera Thomas. This an event that you do not want to miss.
For Info: Chelesa S. Holden at 314.516.5286

Millennium Student Center, Century Rooms A and B
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

February 24, 2012  

UMSL CCJ Professional Development Seminar
Writing for Dummies  
Drs. Bursik and DiPietro

Jim Short Conference Room, 325 Lucas Hall
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

February 24, 2012*  

Saint Louis University School of Law

Control of Police Misconduct in a Post-Exclusionary Rule World: Can It Be Done?

In recent cases like Michigan v. Hudson, four members of the United States Supreme Court have indicated that the exclusionary rule for Fourth Amendment violations is no longer necessary because other remedies are now effective in controlling police behavior, such as better training, civilian review boards and civil rights lawsuits. This conference will bring together academics and practitioners to discuss other possible remedies and assess whether they are, in fact, effective in controlling police behavior.

For more information, contact Will Fruhwirth at 314-977-2702 or by e-mail wfruhwir@slu.edu

Saint Louis University School of Law
William H. Kniep Courtroom
3700 Lindell Blvd.
Saint Louis, MO 63108
8 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

March 2, 2012  

UMSL CCJ Professional Development Seminar
Secondary Data Analysis  
Dr. Lauritsen

Jim Short Conference Room, 325 Lucas Hall
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

March 12, 2012* 

State House Sisters
A conversation with St. Louis Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce, and Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters-Baker

For only the second time ever, the top prosecutors in Missouri’s two largest metropolitan areas are women. Join us as St. Louis Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce and Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters-Baker talk about their roles and experiences in the real world of law and order.
Moderated by Federal Magistrate and Former Court of Appeals Judge, Nannette Baker.

This event is FREE and OPEN to the public. Snacks and beverages provided.
For more information, please call the Sue Shear Institute at 516-4727.
Sponsored by the Sue Shear Institute for Women in Public Life in partnership with the
Executive Leadership Consortium, and the Gender Studies Program

Millennium Student Center, Century Room A
12:00 PM

April 5, 2012

11th Annual Youth Violence Prevention Conference: Youth Problem Behaviors and Justice System Responses

Speakers at this year’s conference will examine victimization and strategies for reducing adolescent victimization. Research findings from St. Louis and other cities will identify the level and type of victimizations occurring both in the community and in schools. Evidence-based policies and programs for violence reduction will also be discussed.

Featured speakers include Beth Huebner (UMSL), Candice Kane (University of Illinois-Chicago), Scott Decker (University of Arizona), and Eric Stewart (Florida State University). Organized by Dr. Finn-Aage Esbensen.

J.C. Penney Conference Center
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

April 6, 2012

CCJ GSA Guest Speaker Series:
The Vulnerability of Blacks and Latinos to Violent Victimization: An Analysis of Pooled NCVS Micro Data, 1973-2010
Dr. Karen Heimer (University of Iowa)

In the United States, blacks and Latinos are more vulnerable than whites to serious violent victimization. It is likely that economic disadvantage plays a key role in understanding these race and ethnic differences. Yet, the ways that the relationships between serious violent victimization, race, ethnicity, and economic disadvantage have varied over time remain poorly understood. Our study, conducted by Janet Lauritsen (UMSL), Joseph Lang (UI) and myself, focuses on this issue. We combine interviews from the National Crime Survey and the National Crime Victimization Survey to examine these relationships among male respondents for the period from 1973 through 2010.

SSB 132
10:00am - 11:30am
Refreshments will be served. The event is free, open to the all students and the public, and is brought to you by the CCJ Graduate Student Association

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April 13, 2012  

UMSL CCJ Professional Development Seminar
Active Offender Research  
Dr. Wright

Jim Short Conference Room, 325 Lucas Hall
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

May 1, 2012*

The Silent Witness Initiative: Domestic Violence Fair

Come learn more about violence against women and how you can help. Co-sponsored by The Current, Gender Studies, CCJ Graduate Student Association, UMSL Police Department, The Center for Teaching & Learning; CCJ Department, Health, Wellness, and Counseling, and NCJW.

Refreshments and snacks will be served.  This event is free and open to the public.

Millennium Student Center, Century Room C
2:00pm

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Fall 2011

September 9, 2011

UMSL CCJ Professional Development Seminar
The Qualifying Exam & Effective Time Management
Drs. Bursik, Carbone-Lopez, Huebner, and Slocum

Jim Short Conference Room, 325 Lucas Hall
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

September 16, 2011

UMSL CCJ Professional Development Seminar
The Academic Job Hunt
Drs. Di Pietro and Huebner

Jim Short Conference Room, 325 Lucas Hall
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

October 21, 2011

UMSL CCJ Guest Speaker Series:
Charis Kubrin (University of California - Irvine)

SSB 215
10:00am - 12:00pm

October 28, 2011

ASC Practice Talks

CCJ Short Conference Room, Lucas Hall
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

November 4, 2011

ASC Practice Talks

CCJ Short Conference Room, Lucas Hall
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

 

Spring 2011

January 28, 2011

UMSL CCJ Professional Development Seminar
The Dissertation

Jim Short Conference Room, 325 Lucas Hall
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

February 4, 2011

UMSL CCJ Professional Development Seminar
Comprehensive Exams

Jim Short Conference Room, 325 Lucas Hall
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

February 25, 2011

CCJ GSA Guest Speaker Series:
Dr. Shawn Bushway (University at Albany).

Dr. Bushway will be giving a guest lecture on his recent research. The event is free, open to the all students and the public, and is brought to you by the CCJ Graduate Student Association.

SSB 132
11:30am - 1:30pm

March 25, 2011

UMSL CCJ Violence Seminar
Understanding the New York City Crime Drop
Featured participants are Drs. Frank Zimring (UC-Berkeley) and Jeffrey Fagan (Columbia University). Organized by Dr. Richard Rosenfeld.

SSB 132
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

April 21, 2011

10th Annual Youth Violence Prevention Conference: Juvenile Victimization and Prevention Strategies

Featured speakers include Kristin Carbone-Lopez (UMSL), Jody Miller (Rutgers University), Sharon Johnson (UMSL), and Denise Gottfredson (Universitiy of Maryland), among others. Organized by Dr. Finn-Aage Esbensen.

J.C. Penney Conference Center
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

May 3, 2011

Retirement reception for Professor David Curry.

Please join us to celebrate Dr. G. David Curry and his 17 years of service to the University of Missouri-St. Louis. In his honor there will be a small reception in our department office. Please stop by to wish him well!

CCJ Department, 324 Lucas Hall
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Fall 2010

September 10, 2010

UMSL CCJ Professional Development Seminar
The Qualifying Exam
Drs. Bob Bursik, Lee Ann Slocum, and Andres Rengifo

CCJ Short Conference Room, Lucas Hall
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


September 17, 2010

UMSL CCJ Professional Development Seminar
Professional Ethics
Drs. Janet Lauritsen and TJ Taylor

CCJ Short Conference Room, Lucas Hall
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

October 5, 2010*

Washington University

Documentary film "Playground" + panel with filmaker

Filmaker Libby Spears will be coming to St. Louis to discuss her documentary on the sexual exploitation and prostitution of children in the United States. She will be joined by local experts on a roundtable discussion after the screening of the documentary.

Steinberg Auditorium
6:00 Pm - 8:00 PM

October 29 and November 4-5, 2010

ASC Practice Talks

CCJ Short Conference Room, Lucas Hall
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

 

Winter/Spring 2010


January 29, 2010

Western Society of Criminology Practice Talks
CCJ Short Conference Room, Lucas Hall
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

February 10, 2010*

USML Public Policy Research Center

Research Methodology Workshop: Spatial Analysis

Researchers from a variety of disciplines rely on Geographic Information Systems (GIS). GIS organizes geographic data into a series of thematic layers arranged in tables. Because data in a GIS are referenced to geography, they have real-world locations and immediate, real-life applications. GIS links the specified location to each layer (such as people to addresses, buildings to parcels, or streets within a network) to provide a better understanding of how the features interrelate (learn more).

Public Policy Research Center Conference Room, 427 SSB
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

February 12, 2010

UMSL CCJ Professional Development Seminar
Mastering the Art of Interviewing
Dr. Bob Bursik

CCJ Short Conference Room, Lucas Hall
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

February 19, 2010

Second CCJ Seminar on Mass Incarceration

Featured speakers include Dr. Marie Gottschalk (University of Pennsylvania), and Dr. Bruce Western (Harvard University) among others. Organized by Dr. Rick Rosenfeld.

Social Sciences & Business Building (SSB) 132
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

March 18, 2010*

UMSL Children's Advocacy Services of the Greater St. Louis- Child Trauma Colloquium Series

Getting Played: African American Girls, Urban Inequality, and Gendered Violence.

Dr. Jody Miller (USML CCJ)

Kathy J. Weinman Advocacy Centre @ USML (auditorium)
8:30 AM (please RSVP by email catesj@umsl.edu or phone (314) 516-6798)

March 19, 2010

UMSL CCJ Professional Development Seminar
Balancing work and life: Suggestions for Success
Drs. Beth Huebner, Lee Ann Slocum and Kristin Carbone-Lopez

CCJ Short Conference Room, Lucas Hall
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

March 23, 2010*

Washington University Brown School of Social Work, Center for Violence and Injury Prevention

Topical Research Group Meeting: Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Violence
Featured speaker: Dr. Tonya Edmond (Washington University)

Washington University was awarded CDC funding to lead the first Injury Control Research Center housed in a social work school. This meeting is co-hosted by faculty at the UMSL CCJ and aims to launch this new research networking initiative on areas of interest on violence and injury prevention. Faculty members and doctoral students from University of Missouri St. Louis, Saint Louis University and Washington University will hopefully benefit from this platform to dialogue on research and possibly generate new ideas and collaboration.

RSVP is required by March 12, 2010 to Diane Wittling at email: dwittling@wustl.edu or Phone: 314-935-8129

121 Bellerive Hall (UMSL South Campus)
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

April 8, 2010

9th Annual Youth Violence Prevention Conference
Experiences of Youth Through the System

Featured speakers include Barry Feld (University of Minnesota), Rod Brunson (Southern Illinois University Carbondale), Nancy Rodriguez (Arizona State University), and Michael Leiber (Virginia Commonwealth University) among others. Organized by Dr. Finn-Aage Esbensen.

JC Penney Conference Center
8:00 AM - 3:45 PM

April 16, 2010

CCJ GSA Guest Speaker Series:
"Self-control and crime revisited: Exploring the role of self-control variability" by Dr. Travis Pratt (Arizona State University).

Dr. Pratt will be giving a guest lecture on his recent research. The event is free, open to the all students and the public, and is brought to you by the CCJ Graduate Student Association.

SSB 133
2:00 - 3:30 PM

April 16, 2010*

Washington University, Brown School of Social Work

Dissemination of Evidence Based Practice in Criminal Justice Systems: How Policy and Practice Affect Individual Rehabilitation and Community Safety

Featured speaker: Dr. Faye Taxman (George Mason University)

Dr. Faye Taxman willdiscuss the delivery of evidence-based rehabilitation services to offenders in the criminal justice system. Focus will include the ways in which organizational factors affect the adoption and implementation of evidence-based practices. Implications for individual rehabilitation and community safety will be addressed. Free admission.

WU Brown School of Social Work, Conference Hall
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

April 22, 2010*

UMSL Community Partnership Project Seminar Series
Watch my back:
Understanding the threat of victmization inside and outside gangs

Young people join gangs to escape violence and feel protected. However, recent research shows that the potential for violent victimization increases once an adolescent becomes a gang member. What is the effect of gang affiliation on victimization? Why do adolescents perceive increased protection by joining a gang? What can community groups, police, and youth-serving organizations do together to decrease victimization of youth both inside and outside of a gang? Featured speakers include Drs. Finn-Aage Esbensen and TJ Taylor (UMSL CCJ) among others (learn more). Free admission.

JC Penney Conference Center, Room 72
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

April 30, 2010*

UMSL College of Arts and Sciences
Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS)

URS creates an opportunity for students to present their research, scholarship, and creative work to the faculty, staff, administrators, students, and visitors in either a poster or oral format. Most projects include a combination of research, scholarship, and creative thought. Deadline for applications: March 26th (intent to participate deadline: February 26)

Millenium Student Center
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM (learn more)

May 10, 2010*

UMSL School of Social Work, Center for Family Based Research - Monday Brown Bag Research Series

Children and Commutniy Violence in the U.S. and South Africa: The Family as a Moderator of the Effects of Exposure to Violence.

Featured speaker: Dr. Nancy Shields (UMSL Sociology)

Chapel of Belleverine Hall
12:00 PM 1:00 PM

May 23-25, 2010*

UMSL Department of Philosophy

St Louis Annual Conference on Reasons & Rationality

Keynote Address: Dr. Michael Bratman (Stanford University)

Moonrise Hotel, Apollo 8 Meeting Room.
9:00 AM - 5:50 PM (learn more)

May 27, 2010*

UMSL Sue Shear Institute for Women in Public Life

21st Century Leadership Academy Awards

Keynote Address: Dora B. Schriro, Commissioner of Corrections, New York City

St. Louis Women's Club
6:00-9:00 PM 

July 22, 2010*

ACLU, Anti-Defamation League, Americans for Forfeiture Reform, among others

Racial Profiling and Preventive Policing: How to Provide Better Public Safety by Building Public Trust

Featured speaker: David A. Harris, University of Pittsburgh Law School

Holocaust Museum and Learning Center (see directions & more)
7:00-9:00 PM

 

Fall 2009

December 3-17, 2009*

Kids with Cameras - Photo Exhibition Fundraiser

Photographic exhibition taken by children of the Macaldenya School in Sri Lanka. All proceeds will go to fund the UMSL Sri Lanka Educational Fund.
Organized by Dr. Jody Miller - Sponsors: Center for International Studies, Institute for Women and Gender Studies, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Gallery Visio - 170 Millenium Student Center
Dec 3-17, 2009

November 19-20, 2009*

Washington Unversity - Conference: America's Urban Infrastructure: Confronting Her Challenges, Embracing Her Opportunities.

Featured speakers include Dr. Elijah Anderson (Yale University), Dr. Robert Sampson (Harvard University), Stephen Raundenbush (University of Chicago), and Glenn Loury (Brown University), among others.

WU Darforth University Center #276
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

October 16, 2009

ASC Practice Talks II
CCJ Short Conference Room, Lucas Hall
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

October 15, 2009

ASC Practice Talks I
Short Conference Room, Lucas Hall
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

October 14, 2009

The CCJ department, Lydia's House (a local domestic violence shelter), and several other university groups are co-sponsoring the showing of the film "Sin by Silence" (see the trailer here). The film will be followed by a discussion of domestic violence issues.

JC Penney Auditorium
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

September 25, 2009

UMSL CCJ Professional Development Seminar
Getting a Job and Keeping It
Drs. Janet Lauritsen, TJ Taylor and Andres F. Rengifo

CCJ Short Conference Room, Lucas Hall
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

September 17, 2009*

UMSL Center for Teaching and Learning - Conceal & Carry on Campus: Balancing 2nd Amendment Rights with Campus Safety

UMSLs Constitution Day observance includes disciplinary perspectives from Curators Professors Dave Robertson (Political Science) and Rick Rosenfeld (CCJ), a point-counterpoint debate between Missouri legislators Jim Lembke and Jamilah Nasheed, and a presentation by UMSLs InterAct Theatre Troupe.

Century Rooms - Millenium Student Center
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM (Register here)

September 11, 2009

UMSL CCJ Professional Development Seminar
The Comprehensive Examination
Drs. Bob Bursik, and Lee Ann Slocum

CCJ Short Conference Room, Lucas Hall
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

August 28, 2009

CCJ Dissertation Defense - Brad Brick
Race, Social Context, and School Punishment: An Examination of Disparity
in School Discipline


CCJ Short Conference Room, Lucas Hall
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

August 20, 2009*

 "New Gangs in the New Millennium" David Price, officer at the St. Louis County Police Department

Kathy J. Weinman Advocacy Centre @ USML (auditorium)
8:30 AM (please RSVP at 314-516-6798)

August 20, 2009

Welcome reception for new and continuing CCJ Ph.D students
Please join us for informal conversation, introductions, etc.

Oscar's Restaurant
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Winter/Spring 2009



January 19, 2009
*

Washington University - School of Medicine
Dr. William Julius Wilson, Lewis P. And Linda L. Geyser University Professor at Harvard University, will be the guest speaker for the January 19, 2009 Martin Luther King Celebration lecture. A sociologist and leading scholar on urban poverty, Wilson is the author of numerous publications including "The Truly Disadvantaged" and "When Work Disappears: The World of the New Urban Poor."

January 30, 2009

UMSL CCJ Professional Development Seminar
Drs. Bob Bursik, David Klinger and Dave Curry
The Comprehensive Examination
Short Conference Room, Lucas Hall
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

February 12, 2009*

UMSL Community Partnership Project - Seminar Series
Foreclosure: Understanding the Impact on Home Prices, Vacancy, and Crime
126 JC Penney Conference Center
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM 

February 20, 2009

UMSL CCJ Professional Development Seminar
Drs. Kristin Carbone-Lopez, Beth Huebner and Tim Maher
Teaching Seminar: Addressing problems in the classroom
Short Conference Room, Lucas Hall
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

February 27, 2009

CCJ Seminar on Theories of Violence
The Seminar will focus on Randall Collins' book Violence: A Micro-Sociological Theory (Princeton University Press, 2008). In addition to Professor Collins, of the Sociology department at the University of Pennsylvania, participants include Professor Mark Cooney (Sociology, University of Georgia), Richard Felson (Sociology, Penn State University), and Richard Rosenfeld (UMSL CCJ).
Social Sciences & Business Building (SSB) 132
9:30 AM - 12:30 AM

March 5, 2009 (note change in schedule)

ACJS Practice Talks
Short Conference Room, Lucas Hall
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

March 20, 2009

Choosing White-Collar Crime
Dr. Neal Shover (Department of Sociology, University of Tennessee)

Dr. Shover will be giving a guest lecture on white-collar crime and his latest research. The event is free, open to the all students and the public, and is brought to you by the CCJ Graduate Student Association.

Social Sciences & Business Building (SSB) 133
1:00 - 2:00 PM

April 1, 2009

UMSL CCJ and US Probation for the Eight District of Missouri
Making a Difference Presentation featuring Richard Pimentel

Richard Pimentel is a renowned expert on disability employment issues, credited
with making the Americans with Disabilities Act become law. Richards amazing life was the subject of the MGM feature length and award winning movie Music Within. He is also one of the most highly sought after and motivating speakers in the nation.

JC Penney Conference Center
9:00 AM: Showing of "Music Within"
10:45 AM: Presentation by Richard Pimentel

April 10, 2009

CCJ Dissertation Defense - Jennifer Cobbina
From Prison to Home: Women's Pathways In and Out of Crime
Short Conference Room, Lucas Hall
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

April 16, 2009

8th Annual Youth Violence Prevention Conference
Gangs: Unique but Similar - Implications for Social Response

This years program focuses on similarities of youth gangs across the United States and Europe. Presenters will highlight the similarities that have been observed in studies of American and European gangs. There will also be an emphasis upon societal responses to gangs, including discussion of the new strategy being pursued by the city of Los Angeles. Scheduled speakers: Judith Aldridge (School of Law, University of Manchester), Jeff Carr (Mayor's Anti-Gang Task Force, City of Los Angeles), Malcolm W. Klein (Sociology, University of Southern California), Cheryl Maxson (Criminology, Law, and Society, UC Irvine), Dana Peterson (Criminal Justice, University at Albany).

The conference is organized by UMSL CCJ Professor Finn-Aage Esbensen.

JC Penney Conference Center
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

April 20, 2009*

UMSL Graduate School and Sigma Xi
Graduate School Research Fair

This event provides advanced graduate students the opportunity to present their scholarly and creative work to faculty, staff, administrators, students, family members, and community members. The students' research is presented in poster format so that visitors may interact with presenters directly. Judges will determine which studies deserve awards and special recognition. Deadline to enter: April 3rd.

MSC Millenium Student Center, Century Rooms
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

May 1, 2009*

UMSL College of Arts and Sciences
Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS)

URS creates an opportunity for students to present their research, scholarship, and creative work to the faculty, staff, administrators, students, and visitors in either a poster or oral format. Most projects include a combination of research, scholarship, and creative thought. Deadline for applications: March 20th.

MSC Millenium Student Center
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM (learn more)

May 21, 2009*

Child Trauma Colloquium Series

"Violence Exposure Among St. Louis Youth"-- Nancy Shields (associate professor of Sociology) and Lois Pierce (professor of Social Work) from UMSL.
Time and Place: 8:30 a.m. main auditorium in the Kathy J. Weinman Advocacy Centre. This event is free but an RSVP is requested, call 314-516-6798 to get a seat.

June 24, 2009

CCJ Dissertation Defense - Mark T. Berg
Understanding the Persistence of the Victimization-Offending Relationship: Modeling Causal Mechanisms Across Place and Time
Short Conference Room, Lucas Hall
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

July 17 - August 2, 2009

Criminal Justice Study Tour in Germany
This summer study tour is designed as an introduction to German culture, using the justice system as a focal point. Lectures during the first half of the tour will introduce students to the German justice system while the second half of the tour will consist of a joint seminar with German students. The program will be lead by Professor Finn-Aage Esbensen, UMSL CCJ. He will be accompanied by Professors Elmar Weitekamp and Hans-Juergen Kerner from the Institute of Criminology at Eberhard Karls University of Tuebingen. (learn more about costs, credits and activities).


Fall 2008

August 13, 2008

Welcome reception for new and continuing CCJ Ph.D students
Please join us for informal conversation, introductions, etc.
Location: Oskar's Cafe
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

September 9, 2008*

UMSL Center for International Studies - Immigration Seminars
Dr. Saskia Sassen (Dept of Sociology, Columbia University)
Does globalization make a difference for immigrants?

Millenium Student Centrer (MSC), Third Floor, Century Room C
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

September 12, 2008

UMSL CCJ Professional Development Seminar
Dr. David Klinger
The Institutional Review Board
Short Conference Room, Lucas Hall
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

September 19, 2008

JRSA Annual Conference Practice Presentation
Brian Oliver
Individual and State-Level Effects on Recidivism: An Analysis of the BJS Prisoners Released in 1994 Database
Short Conference Room, Lucas Hall
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

September 26, 2008

UMSL CCJ Professional Development Seminar
Drs. Kristin Carbone-Lopez, Beth Huebner and Tim Maher
Teaching Seminar: Designinig a Class
Short Conference Room, Lucas Hall
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

October 3, 2008

UMSL CCJ Professional Development Seminar
Drs. Dave Curry, Bob Bursik, and David Klinger
The Qualifying Exam
Short Conference Room, Lucas Hall
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

October 16-17, 2008*

UMSL Center for the Humanities
Drs. Robert Bartlett (Univ. of Vermont) and Dave Robertson (UMSL), among others
What is a City? Urban Environmental Sustainability
JC Penney Conference Center
8:45 AM - 4:00 PM (register online)

October 17, 2008

UMSL CCJ Professional Development Seminar
Drs. Bob Bursik, Lee Ann Slocum, Richard Wright
Publishing in Academic Journals
Short Conference Room, Lucas Hall
Noon - 1:00 PM

October 19-22, 2008*

International Community Corrections Association
16th Annual Conference on What Works: Risk, Resiliency, and Reentry
Millenium Hotel, St Louis
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

October 24, 2008

ASC Practice Talks
Short Conference Room, Lucas Hall
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

October 27, 2008

Oral Defense Examination
Candidate: Karin E. Tusinski
The Causes and Consequences of Bullying
Short Conference Room, Lucas Hall
10:00 AM - Noon

October 29, 2008*

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Dr. Thomas A. Garrett and Leslie S. Ott
Local Crime and Local Business Cycles
One Federal Reserve Bank Plaza, St. Louis
8:00 AM - Noon

October 31, 2008

UMSL CCJ Professional Development Seminar
Drs. Kristin Carbone-Lopez, Beth Huebner and Tim Maher
Teaching Seminar: The First Week of Class
Short Conference Room, Lucas Hall
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

November 12-15, 2008*

American Society of Criminology - 60th Annual Meetings
Reinvigorating Theory Through Diversity and Inclusiveness
Hyatt Regency St. Louis Riverfront

December 4, 2008*

Chancellor Thomas F. George and the UMSL Alumni Association
Reception to meet newly appointed Chief of Police for the City of St. Louis,
Dr. Daniel Isom II (Ph.D UMSL CCJ 2008)
JC Penney Conference Center Lobby
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM (RVSP @ 314-516-5789)