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Congratulations to our college's Gene Paoline, professor of criminal justice, on his Distinguished Scholar Award from the American Society of Criminology Division of Policing. He is also the incoming chair of the division and Jacinta Gau, associate professor criminal justice, will serve as co-chair.

The Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Central Florida provides excellence in teaching, research and service. Dedicated to its students, the faculty delivers outstanding instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels, incorporating learning, service and inquiry. The department also conducts quality research and pursues local, state and federal funding to advance knowledge in the discipline. By actively developing meaningful partnerships, it provides exemplary service to the university and the broader professional and academic community.