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Eric Stewart

FSU faculty member to be honored as fellow of American Society of Criminology

A Florida State University College of Criminology and Criminal Justice faculty member has been named a fellow of the prestigious American Society of Criminology. Eric Stewart is one of four highly distinguished criminologists who will be honored during the society’s annual conference Nov. 15 in Philadelphia. The honor recognizes scholars who have made significant contributions to […]

FSU researchers find school board diversity reduces school suspensions

A new study from criminology researchers at Florida State University reveals that a more diverse school board can lead to more equitable school punishment among black, white and Hispanic students. The team found that black and Hispanic students were more likely to be suspended in schools with larger minority populations. However, white students attending schools with larger […]

Keeping the code: How cultural beliefs affect police, court decisions

LL Cool J’s 1991 rap lyrics in his song “Mama Said Knock You Out” are about defending yourself and making sure you are not messed with. Florida State University researchers have found that when individuals adopt this outlook — referred to as a “code of the street” — it can increase their probability of arrest […]