FSU College of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Kaela Braxton

With a devotion to student leadership, criminology major Kaela Braxton challenges fellow students to pursue their passions, explore their professional interests and succeed in class and beyond.  She does so from a place of experience: She’s a senior who serves as president of the Black Law Students Association and vice-president of the Society of Black […]

FSU criminology expert available to discuss U.S. mass shootings

Florida State University criminology expert Emma Fridel is available to talk with media organizations in the wake of Monday’s mass shooting in Highland Park, Illinois – which continued a string of high-profile mass shootings in the U.S. Fridel, an assistant professor in FSU’s College of Criminology and Criminal Justice, primarily studies violence and aggression with […]

Hannah Fulk

Three years ago, Hannah Fulk was accepted to Florida State University, and she felt inspired to bring about meaningful change for marginalized communities both on campus and throughout Florida. In her quest to achieve social progress and equity, Fulk has become a prominent leader and researcher on campus, helping FSU further its mission to become […]

FSU expert available to comment on antisemitic violence

Reported antisemitic incidents in the United States reached their highest level ever in 2021, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) reported. ADL noted 2,717 incidents last year, a 34% increase from 2020. It is the highest number since the organization began tracking incidents in 1979. Florida State University Assistant Professor Brendan Lantz, an expert on hate crime, […]

FSU’s online graduate programs place among the nation’s best in latest U.S. News Rankings

Florida State University online graduate programs in information technology, criminology, education and business are among the nation’s best, according to the U.S. News & World Report 2022 rankings. FSU boasts four Top 25 online graduate programs, including two in the Top 10, as well as several highly ranked specialty programs. Provost and Executive Vice President […]

FSU researchers find negative parenting leaves males more likely to develop negative traits

Harsh and negative parenting has long been linked to the development of callous-unemotional traits in children and adolescents.  Now, a study by Florida State University researchers has found that maltreated males are more likely to develop those callous-unemotional traits than females. Callous-unemotional traits include lying, cheating and a lack of guilt.  Researcher Bridget Joyner, a […]

FSU expert available for comment on COVID-19 Hate Crimes Bill

President Joe Biden signed the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act on Thursday, a law that will expedite the Justice Department’s review of hate crimes related to COVID-19 and designate an official at the department to oversee the effort, as well as issue new guidance to state and local law enforcement for online reporting. The legislation is intended to target an increase […]

FSU experts available for context after Chauvin verdict

Florida State University has experts available to offer context on topics related to the Derek Chauvin trial and verdict. POLICING AND POLICE REFORM Emma E. Fridel, assistant professor, College of Criminology and Criminal Justice (201) 452-0384; efridel@fsu.edu Fridel researches violence and aggression with a focus on homicide, including school violence, homicide-suicide, serial and mass murder […]

FSU shines in latest U.S. News graduate school rankings

Florida State University’s graduate and professional programs continue to rank among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 edition of “Best Graduate Schools.” More than 30 graduate programs at FSU are ranked in the top 25 according to the publication’s annual rankings, released March 30. FSU’s criminology, real estate, […]

Criminologist weighs in on tragedy in Boulder, Colorado

As the nation grapples with the second mass shooting in a month, criminologists are examining the patterns behind these horrific events. Florida State University Associate Professor of Criminology Jill Turanovic is available to speak to reporters about the deadly shooting in Boulder, Colorado, and the issue of mass shootings. Turanovic is an expert on victimization and violence. Her research […]

Four FSU online graduate programs place in Top 20 of latest U.S. News rankings

Florida State University’s online graduate programs continue to earn recognition as some of the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best Online Programs. Four of the university’s online graduate programs are ranked among the Top 20 in the nation, including two in the Top 8. “These rankings are a […]

FSU experts available to discuss police reform

With the Biden administration embarking on its first 100 days in office, the new president has promised to make police reform a part of his agenda. Police reform became a major issue during the 2020 presidential campaign after the death of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis last May and subsequent protests. […]