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Faculty Members Honored with UCF Incentive Awards

Faculty Members Honored with UCF Incentive Awards

Congratulations to this year’s recipients of the 2021 UCF Teaching Incentive Program and Research Incentive Award. ...
25 Faculty Members Receive Promotion

25 Faculty Members Receive Promotion

In recognition of their commendable performance in assigned teaching, research and service, 25 faculty members from the UCF College ...
UCF Criminal Justice Graduate Programs Ranks among the Best in the Nation

UCF Criminal Justice Graduate Programs Ranks among the Best in the Nation

U.S. News & World Report's 2022 Best Graduate Schools rankings once again reflect UCF's excellence in criminal justice, emergency and ...
UCF Researchers Work with Public Agencies to Examine Pandemic Efforts, Effects

UCF Researchers Work with Public Agencies to Examine Pandemic Efforts, Effects

From predicting COVID-19 infection rates to the pandemic’s influence on domestic violence, UCF experts contribute to national and international knowledge. ...
30 UCF Graduate Programs Rank Among the Best in the Nation

30 UCF Graduate Programs Rank Among the Best in the Nation

U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 Best Graduate Schools rankings once again reflects UCF’s excellence in emergency and crisis management, ...
UCF Professor Helps Elevate the Discussion and Inform Policy About Violence Against Women

UCF Professor Helps Elevate the Discussion and Inform Policy About Violence Against Women

Bethany Backes, assistant professor of criminal justice and social work, reflects on her path to academia for Women’s History Month. ...
2021 Women’s History Month Honorees

2021 Women’s History Month Honorees

Recognized by Faculty Excellence, the 2021 honorees have not wavered in their commitments as mentors, role models, friends, researchers and ...
UCF Names 30 Under 30 Alumni Award Winners

UCF Names 30 Under 30 Alumni Award Winners

The 2021 class is scheduled to be honored in a celebratory event later this spring. ...
UCF Funds Second Round of $1 Million SEED Initiative to Support Faculty Research

UCF Funds Second Round of $1 Million SEED Initiative to Support Faculty Research

Thirty-seven teams are awarded grants to investigate a variety of research including the use of artificial intelligence to improve battery ...
UCF Celebrates 25 Years of Online Learning with Top-15 U.S. Ranking

UCF Celebrates 25 Years of Online Learning with Top-15 U.S. Ranking

One of the factors that contributes to UCF’s repeated success in online learning is the level of attention and detail ...
UCF Study Will Look at Transitional Housing Effectiveness for Survivors of Domestic Violence

UCF Study Will Look at Transitional Housing Effectiveness for Survivors of Domestic Violence

Housing programs can serve as a lifeline for domestic violence survivors and their children – providing them with vital resources ...
UCF Study Will Look at COVID-19 Effects on Services that Help Prevent Reoffending

UCF Study Will Look at COVID-19 Effects on Services that Help Prevent Reoffending

Mental health professionals share tips for dealing with stress during coronavirus precautions. ...
UCF Student Reflects on Pulse Shooting 4 Years Later

UCF Student Reflects on Pulse Shooting 4 Years Later

Graduate criminal justice student Zoe Williamson was visiting from England and on a police ride-along when she stepped up to ...
1st Criminal Justice Doctoral Graduate Delivers Hope in Jail Suicide-Prevention Study

1st Criminal Justice Doctoral Graduate Delivers Hope in Jail Suicide-Prevention Study

UCF graduate’s research focuses on earlier signs for prevention of suicide in jails and inspires new scholarship opportunity. ...
Fighting Violence Against Women, Together

Fighting Violence Against Women, Together

UCF criminal justice professor’s record of research, teaching and service pushes boundaries of disciplinary knowledge. ...
The Big Winner: UCF Alum Gains New Perspective on ‘The Biggest Loser’

The Big Winner: UCF Alum Gains New Perspective on ‘The Biggest Loser’

Robert Richardson ’12 shares his experience with the revamped version of the hit series, which premieres Jan. 28 on USA ...
UCF Online Programs Rank Among Top 20 in Nation — Again

UCF Online Programs Rank Among Top 20 in Nation — Again

U.S. News & World Report continues to rank UCF’s undergraduate online programs among the best in the nation. ...
Generations of Mentorship Strengthen Criminal Justice Research and Impact

Generations of Mentorship Strengthen Criminal Justice Research and Impact

Criminal justice doctoral student Lucas Alward walked into Jill Viglione’s office with 15 research questions for his dissertation. Viglione, who ...
Students Place in Criminal Justice Competitions, Meet Potential Employers

Students Place in Criminal Justice Competitions, Meet Potential Employers

Criminal justice students put their classroom knowledge into practice at the American Criminal Justice Association Regional Conference in Tallahassee last ...
Turning Point

Turning Point

Kevin Greene ’17 would be known to friends and family as a basketball player had it not been for one ...
Learning to Thrive After Life Behind Bars

Learning to Thrive After Life Behind Bars

Criminal justice graduate is honored for overseeing a county program that provides a career path for people released from incarceration. ...
Potter to Lead UCF’s Center for the Study of Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery

Potter to Lead UCF’s Center for the Study of Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery

The sociology professor also has a background working with Florida’s justice system and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ...
WSJ Op-Ed: Solitary Confinement Curbs Prison Gang Violence But Potential for Harmful Consequences Calls for Alternate Strategies

WSJ Op-Ed: Solitary Confinement Curbs Prison Gang Violence But Potential for Harmful Consequences Calls for Alternate Strategies

Four percent of inmates in U.S. state and federal prisons live in solitary confinement, “physically and socially isolated for 23 ...
27 UCF Graduate Programs Ranked Among the Top 100 in the Nation

27 UCF Graduate Programs Ranked Among the Top 100 in the Nation

Twenty-seven UCF programs were nationally ranked today in the top 100 of their fields by U.S. News & World Report, and 35 graduate ...
Interdisciplinary Call to Action Addresses Correctional Healthcare and the Community

Interdisciplinary Call to Action Addresses Correctional Healthcare and the Community

\"One of my favorite phrases with my students is criminal justice is no longer just us. We have to bring ...
UCF’s Online Undergraduate Programs Recognized Among the Best in the Nation

UCF’s Online Undergraduate Programs Recognized Among the Best in the Nation

The University of Central Florida’s online undergraduate programs are among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World ...
Criminal Justice, Psychology Undergrad Researches Suicide Risk in Jails

Criminal Justice, Psychology Undergrad Researches Suicide Risk in Jails

Inmates in the nation’s jails commit three times more suicides than in prisons. Undergraduate Megan Small researched what might cause ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
New UCF Police Chief Says Criminal Justice Degree Strengthens Leadership Skills

New UCF Police Chief Says Criminal Justice Degree Strengthens Leadership Skills

Carl Metzger, who received his master’s degree in criminal justice at UCF, was recently named UCF’s police chief. We spoke ...
Fighting the Dark Hearts: UCF Faculty, Alumni Combat Human Trafficking

Fighting the Dark Hearts: UCF Faculty, Alumni Combat Human Trafficking

Although the term “human trafficking” is relatively new, the phenomena it comprises – sex trafficking, forced labor and debt bondage ...

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