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Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Faculty Member and Former PhD Students Awarded for Teaching, Research, and Service Accomplishments

At the 2019 annual conference of the Southern Criminal Justice Association held September 10 to 13 in Nashville, Tennessee, a Criminology and Criminal Justice faculty member and two graduates of the Department’s doctoral program were recognized with awards. Professor Brandon Applegate received the Outstanding Educator Award, which SCJA grants to recognize one criminal justice educator for outstanding academic achievement in teaching, research, and service; the recipient of the award is selected on the basis of overall contributions to higher education in criminal justice. Ph.D. program graduate Rhys Hester received the American Journal of Criminal Justice Outstanding Article Award for his paper, “Prior Record and Recidivism Risk” (published in volume 44, issue 3 of AJCJ). Courtney Crittenden, also a graduate of the Ph.D. program, was recognized for her distinguished service to the SCJA.

 SCJA Award Recipients

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