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 our discipline. By actively developing meaningful partnerships, it provides exemplary service to the university and the broader professional and academic community.

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American Society of Criminology Division of Policing Honors Professor

American Society of Criminology Division of Policing Honors Professor

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

Many People Who Are Stalked Never Tell Anyone

Many People Who Are Stalked Never Tell Anyone

According to survey data from more than 2,100 adults, one-quarter of Americans who have been stalked never told anyone about it. The finding comes from a study about stalking published in Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology in July 2018. The study sheds light on the fact that many who experience stalking never report it; highlighting a parallel with the

UCF Alumnus Directs Lockheed Martin’s Relief Efforts for Hurricane Maria

UCF Alumnus Directs Lockheed Martin’s Relief Efforts for Hurricane Maria

Forty horses. Sixteen cars. One commercial airplane. What do these things all have in common? They each weigh roughly 80,000 pounds, the amount of relief supplies Lockheed Martin’s crisis-management lead Ron Hawks ’12 helped a team to collect, organize and deliver to Puerto Rico last year after it was severely damaged by Hurricane Maria. One year ago on Sept.

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