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2012 New Faculty

The Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice is pleased to announce Ann Bell and Asia Friedman as new faculty members.
Ann's interests are: Medical Sociology, Gender & Sexuality, Social Stratification/Inequalities, Social Epidemiology, Sociology of the Family, Intersectionality, Qualitative & Quantitative Methodologies.

Asia's interests are: Gender & Sexuality, Social psychology, Sociological Theory & Cultural Sociology, The Sociology of the Body, Medical Sociology, Qualitative & Quantitative methods, & Race and Ethnicity.

Congratulations to Karen Parker!

She was elected to a three-year term on the executive board of the American Society of Criminology. Best of Luck Karen!

From intern to employee

Craig and Susan Fromme assist UD interns interested in careers in juvenile probation. Since 1996, Craig and Susan have given hundreds of University of Delaware students a "free look" into the world of juvenile probation and 39 UD interns were hired by the state.
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Doctoral student, Nicole Smolter, attends national conference on college and university teaching

The 10 University of Delaware doctoral students who were awarded competitive travel grants to attend the annual Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching and Learning held in Bethesda, Md., May 31-June 3, are now putting the new instructional ideas they have learned into practice.
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Professor Joel Best to receive highest faculty honor

Professor Joel Best is the recipient of the 2012 Francis Alison Faculty Award, the University of Delaware's highest faculty honor. "Professor Best is a well-rounded, highly prolific and accomplished scholar, and a most worthy addition to this eminent body of scholars," said Provost Tom Apple. "He has made a remarkable impact on the field, on his students and on society, as a whole."
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Chris West was interviewed for a story that ran in the Tampa Bay Times and the Miami Herald.

The congressional district for Miami-Dade and Broward counties has a "staggering drop-out rate of almost 61 percent.
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Students Visit IKEA

At IKEA, students document their experiences as they relate to the critical social theory "McDonaldization." Students embody the theory by challenging the norms found in the setting. In addition to other activities, they walk against the arrows, ask for alternative foods, break scripted interaction with employees, and generally perform resistance to the model imposed on them.

In Memoriam

Stephanie Prezant, a University of Delaware senior from Haworth, N.J., died on Sunday, April 29, after a climbing accident on Mohonk Mountain in New York. She was scheduled to graduate in May with majors in criminal justice and psychology.
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Joel Best has received the Francis Alison Award

This is the highest competitive award bestowed annually on a single faculty member, with the competition being campus wide. The award goes to the faculty member whose record of accomplishment demonstrates notable contributions to his or her field of study. Read the Chair's memo

Eric Tranby wins Jan Burrows Award

When you get the chance congratulate Eric Tranby for being this years winner of the Jan Burrows Award. As you may know the Jan Burrows award is designed to recognize those faculty whose work with graduate students has been exceptional and has made a significant impact on the students' preparation for work in the field of sociology or criminal justice. Congratulations Eric.


We all hope you enjoy your retirement !!
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Criminal Justice Majors: Serving Delaware Youth

Criminal Justice students have benefitted for many years from an outstanding field placement program. One of the best intern experiences is led by William (Craig) and Sue Fromme, supervising officers in Youth Rehabilitative Services (YRS) for the State of Delaware. UD interns are able to shadow juvenile probation officers from home visits to court proceedings and into correctional facilities, getting a feel for the ways that officers can impact the lives of youth.

Not only does this internship link classroom subjects with professional and practical experience, but for many interns, it leads to a full time job after graduation. YRS has just hired UD intern number forty: Daniella Spitelli will be working in the gun court unit for New Castle County. Craig Fromme reports that UD interns who continue in paid positions have a huge headstart over other new hires. Translation, internships work!

Professor Margaret L. Andersen presented Eastern Sociological Society Merit Award

Margaret L. Andersen, associate provost and Edward F. and Elizabeth Goodman Rosenberg Professor of Sociology at the University of Delaware, has been presented the Eastern Sociological Society Merit Award.
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Joel Best and Tammy Anderson Study Abroad in London

The 2012 London CRJU Study Abroad program- directed by Professors Tammy Anderson and Joel Best -- exposed students to historical and contemporary British alcohol, drugs and criminal justice problems and policies. Class lectures, excursions to the Tower of London, Royal and Criminal Courts, Museum of London, Police Museum, Wellcome Museum, Science Museum, and Camden Town, and customized walks (pub tour, Jack the Ripper, and Kray Brothers) by a local historian are just a few highlights of our dynamic program.
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  • Dr. Chrysanthi Leon on NPR

    Follow link to download Dr. Leon's interview http://www.thetakeaway.org/2011/dec/09/new-perspectives-statutes-limitation-regarding-child-sex-offences/

    Eric Tranby - Flexible Workplaces

    Eric Tranby, assistant professor of sociology at UD, is the co-author of a study showing that a flexible workplace improved employee health behavior and well-being. UDaily article

    Cheers to Susan!

    We should all congratulate Susan. Her book After the Crime has just been selected for the outstanding book award from the American Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.

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