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Names in Criminology: Robert Agnew

July 12, 2012 by


Whenever you don’t know what to do with your spare time, you know you find yourself searching for big name criminologists on YouTube. No? Just me? Well, okay then. I’ll help out. Here’s a quick vid of Robert Agnew talking about his background, career, and work on general strain theory. Feel free to post your […]

How Common is Sexual Assault in Correctional Facilities?

July 5, 2012 by


A 2005 article that appeared in The Criminologist was titled, “It ain’t happening here: Working to understand prison rape.” Although I had spent some time working in correctional facilities at that point, I still labored under the popular myth that sexual assaults in prison were absolutely ubiquitous. Kreinert and Fleisher’s article taught me otherwise, and […]

An Interview with Bonnie Fisher and Bob Jerin About the New Division of Victimology at the American Society of Criminology

May 29, 2012 by


The American Society of Criminology (ASC) was established in 1941. Why has it taken 71 years to establish a Division of Victimology? Probably because it has taken hundreds of years for society and particularly individuals involved in the criminal justice/criminology fields to recognize how important crime victims and services for them are when studying crime.

Defining American and European Criminology

May 21, 2012 by


What is a criminologist, anyway? Put away your grin, wiseacre, if you were planing to say, “someone who practices or studies criminology.” As a member of the American Society of Criminology, the largest and most respected professional organization of criminologists in the world, I receive a subscription to ASC’s newsletter titled The Criminologist. Normally, there’s […]