Inside Look

Patrick Bigger Awarded a National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant

Patrick Bigger was recently awarded a National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant to fund his fieldwork in California. His work examines California’s cap-and-trade carbon market, the most significant climate change abatement project in the country.

Police Response to the Boston Marathon Bombing

Written by Professor Glenn Skeens

Police Recruitment and Selection

Written by Dr. Gary Potter

There are many factors that come into play when making the decision to enter police work. First, there is job security. Second, people choose to become police officers to help people and “fight crime.” Some people think policing will lead to a life of excitement and a prestigious place in the community.

The Importance of Research and Analysis in Policing

Written by Kristie R. Blevins, Ph.D.

During the first meeting of a research methods or criminal justice analysis class, I always ask the students about their preliminary impressions of the course and its relation to the field. Over the years, the response for many students is consistent:

Why Civil Rights Matter in Policing

Written by Dr. Deborah Louis