The Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Georgia Southern University has a Visiting Instructor position open for which we seek to make a hire for the 2019-20 academic year. This position is located on the Statesboro campus and starts AUGUST 1, 2019. Applicants with college or university teaching experience and strengths or experience in Homeland Security/Terrorism and/or Research Methods/Statistics are preferred.
The Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology held its first annual award ceremony to recognize the accomplishments of students, faculty, and staff on the Statesboro campus on May 8, 2019. The following individuals were recognized:
Eleanor Williams, Outstanding Junior in Criminal Justice and Criminology
Ernest Zittrouer, Outstanding Graduate Student
Candace Widener, Outstanding Intern Award
Erin Holloway, Justice Studies Club Award
Prof. Barbara King and Dr. Chad Posick, Faculty Award of Excellence
Ms. Laurie Hartlett, Staff Award of Excellence
Amani Mitchell and Sherrod Hollingshed, Richard J. Waugh Justice Studies Award
The Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology held its first annual award ceremony to recognize the accomplishments of students, faculty, and staff on the Armstrong campus on May 7, 2019. The following individuals were recognized:
Brandi Jernigan, Outstanding Junior in Criminal Justice and Criminology
ABSTRACT: Neighborhood characteristics have been associated with various facets of children’s health. This study explored whether adverse neighborhood conditions—particularly violence exposure and perceptions of danger—were associated with child health status and health risks across four dimensions: health difficulties (for example, headaches, stomachaches, or breathing problems), chronic physical conditions, developmental disorders, and mental health conditions. Data were derived from the 2016 National Survey of Children’s Health, a survey of a cross-sectional weighted probability sample of US children ages 0–17. The findings indicate that neighborhood violence exposure and perceptions of danger yielded the strongest associations with the studied health dimensions and were especially relevant to the occurrence and accumulation of intersecting health problems across dimensions. The findings underscore the need for multiple sectors and agencies to collectively invest in public safety and community violence prevention as a means of promoting health among children.
ABSTRACT: Victims play a central role in criminal case processing, but research suggests many victims do not report crimes to police or cooperate in a police investigation. This study extends the literature on victim cooperation by examining the effect of incident-level variables and neighborhood characteristics on victim cooperation in nonfatal shooting incidents. The sample includes 1,054 nonfatal shooting victims from two Midwestern cities. Results using binary logistic regression suggest that incident and victim characteristics are significantly associated with cooperation, but race conditions the effect of injury severity and motive on cooperation. The willingness to cooperate among Whites is contingent on injury severity while non-White victims do not become markedly more cooperative when confronted with serious injury. Race also moderates the relationship between crime motive and cooperation. This work demonstrates the need to incorporate nonfatal firearm violence into studies of victim cooperation and gun crime more broadly.