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FSU researchers find immigrants who commit felonies less likely than nonimmigrants to commit another

A new study by Florida State University researchers has found that immigrants who have committed a felony and been released from prisons in Florida are significantly less likely to reoffend by committing another felony than their nonimmigrant peers. The study, appearing in Justice Quarterly, compared recidivism rates of foreign-born and native-born individuals who had been […]

FSU researcher finds hate crimes committed by groups hurt the most

Hate crimes committed by groups are especially likely to result in injuries such as broken bones and missing teeth, according to a new study from Florida State University. Brendan Lantz, an assistant professor in the FSU College of Criminology and Criminal Justice, found that co-offending, or committing a crime with others, was significantly related to […]

FSU researcher finds adolescent views of law enforcement can improve over time

What do cheese, jeans and wine all have in common? They get better with time. New research from Florida State University finds that’s also true of teenagers’ attitudes toward law enforcement as they become adults. A research team, led by Assistant Professor of Criminology Kyle McLean, found that teens’ attitudes toward law enforcement tend to […]

FSU researchers find divorce has little impact on criminal behavior by adolescents, adults

Divorce may contribute to a temporary bump in criminal behavior and delinquency among children, but it lessens over time, according to a new study by Florida State University researchers. While previous research has linked changes in family structure, such as parental divorce, to juvenile delinquency, few studies have examined this impact over time from early […]

Nathen Mergen

Nathen Mergen is a second-year student at Florida State University whose world travels have given him a global perspective that inspires his devotion to local needs. Mergen was born in St. Cloud, Minnesota, but grew up in many cities thanks to his father’s far-reaching assignments as a U.S. Marine. Mergen attended two high schools — one in […]

FSU professor named fellow of prestigious criminology society

A Florida State University College of Criminology and Criminal Justice faculty member has been named a fellow of the prestigious American Society of Criminology. Daniel Mears, the Mark C. Stafford Professor of Criminology, is one of four highly distinguished criminologists who will be honored during the society’s annual conference Nov. 14 in Atlanta. “It is […]

FSU College of Criminology and Criminal Justice honors sacrifice of fallen alumni

More than 200 attendees gathered on Westcott Plaza Friday, March 23, to dedicate the Florida State University College of Criminology and Criminal Justice’s newly established Fallen Officer Memorial, which honors eight college alumni who have died in the line of duty. “We believe this memorial will serve as an important place of reflection for friends […]

FSU College of Criminology and Criminal Justice to dedicate Fallen Officer Memorial

The Florida State University College of Criminology and Criminal Justice will hold a ceremony to dedicate the college’s newly established Fallen Officer Memorial in honor of eight college alumni who have died in the line of duty. “We believe this memorial will serve as an important place of reflection for friends and family of the […]

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 […]

Global Greatness: FSU College of Criminology and Criminal Justice ranked No. 1 in the world

The Florida State University College of Criminology and Criminal Justice is the top college in the world for the study of crime and criminal justice, according to the Center for World University Rankings. The rankings, organized by subject, are based on the number of research articles in top-tier journals by faculty from the university. “We […]

FSU criminologists partner with Palm Beach County to address victim services related to impaired driving deaths

Florida State University College of Criminology and Criminal Justice is partnering with Palm Beach County Victim Services to address the emotional, psychological, physical and financial aftermath associated with DUI/impaired driving-related deaths.  The U.S. Department of Justice Office of Victims of Crime has awarded a grant called Vision 21: Multidisciplinary Responses to Families in Complex Homicide […]