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Category: Criminal Justice

Study Explores How Race Impacts Police Use of Force and Suspect Resistance

Thursday January 19, 2017
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UCF criminal justice Professor Eugene Paoline and Associate Professor Jacinta Gau, along with Arizona State University Professor William Terrill, are the authors of a newly published study titled "Race and the Police Use of Force Encounter in the United States."

A Loss of Our Own

Friday January 13, 2017
The mood is somber throughout the college following the deaths of alumni Master Sgt. Debra Clayton, ’98, ’02, of the Orlando Police Department, and Orange County Deputy First Class Norman Lewis, ’04, on Jan. 9, 2017.

Two College Alumni Die in the Line of Duty

Tuesday January 10, 2017
Two law enforcement officers who were graduates of the College of Health and Public Affairs died in the line of duty on Jan. 9, 2017.

Veterans Day Is Every Day for Criminal Justice Student

Thursday November 10, 2016
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For Sgt. Dave Matthews, a criminal justice major, every day is Veterans Day.

Scholarship Honors Fallen Alumna Amy Kuritar Lohrmann

Thursday November 10, 2016
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Establishing a scholarship helped Renée Kuritar, mother of alumna Amy Kuritar Lohrman, cope with her daughter's tragic passing.

UCF Creates 1st Interdisciplinary Dual Master’s Degree Program

Monday October 24, 2016
University of Central Florida is gearing up to offer its first interdisciplinary dual master's degree program for students interested in studying both public administration and criminal justice.

Once in a Generation

Friday August 5, 2016
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Samantha Ogden will receive her degree in criminal justice on Aug. 6, 2016, making her the first in her family to graduate from college.

Wolf Discusses U.K. Students on Ride-Alongs During Pulse Shooting

Tuesday July 12, 2016
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Some U.K. students in a COHPA study abroad program participated in law enforcement ride-alongs the night of the Pulse nightclub shooting. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently interviewed the program's coordinator, Associate Dean Ross Wolf, about the students' experience.

Gau Wins Best Paper for Article on Police Legitimacy

Thursday July 7, 2016
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An editorial team for Police Practice and Research: An International Journal has selected a paper by Jacinta Gau, associate professor of criminal justice, to receive the Police Practice and Research Best Paper Award for 2015.

Crime-Scene Video Analysis Goes High-Tech with $1.3 Million Grant to UCF

Monday April 18, 2016
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A $1.3 million grant from the National Institute of Justice is funding a new two-year project that may revolutionize the way police monitor and analyze crime-scene surveillance video footage with technology developed at the University of Central Florida.


The health care informatics master's program at UCF really helped me connect with the industry, meet people at conferences and sit for the most-desired certification exams."
— Michael Neimann M.S. in health care informatics ('14)
My internship with the District 9 Medical Examiner’s Office was one of the greatest experiences of my life. I gained an excellent understanding of the medical examiner’s office and the criminal justice field in general."
— Adam Stubley B.S. in criminal justice, criminal profiling certificate ('11)
UCF provides its physical therapy students with an excellent education and prepares them to work in the most challenging of settings."
— Jamie Dyson Rehabilitation Supervisor, Orlando Regional Medical Center
UCF's program provided me the opportunity to expedite my student experience while attaining practical experience working within local health systems."
— Daniel Barr V.P. at National Children's Hospital; M.S. in health sciences, health services administration track ('04)
My master's education helped me see the big picture of the nonprofit industry. UCF showed me how to see the different fundraising tools within the Central Florida area."
— Krysti Griffith Executive Director of Growth from Grief; Master of Nonprofit Management ('12)
The course opened my eyes to grant writing ... I learned a great deal and you [Barbara Howell] are truly an excellent instructor."
— Deborah Reith Master of Public Administration student who secured a $10,000 federal grant through a course project; B.S. in criminal justice ('86)
The skills I learned during my time at UCF are what made my transition to law school so seamless."
— Jacqueline Iaquinta Touro Law Center student; B.S. in legal studies ('10)
As an inaugural graduate of the M.R.A. program at UCF, I can attest to the outstanding curriculum developed for research administrators. "
— April Heyward Post Award Services Coordinator, University of South Carolina; Master of Research Administration ('13)
It was at UCF that I first learned many of the skills that I’ve since honed, including mapping with GIS software - an ability I found invaluable to my search for internships, graduate-level coursework, and employment."
— Richard "Ben" Hagen Research and Communications Associate, New Economy Project, New York City; B.S. in public administration ('10)
I am excited to be able to give back to the program that invested so much in me. It is truly and honor and a privilege."
— Carlos Gual Instructor of Athletic Training; B.S. in athletic training ('09)
The faculty advisor [at my medical school] was amazed that I had the opportunity to truly participate in the full spectrum of research as an undergraduate. "
— Chase Cavayero, medical student at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicince, B.S. in health sciences - pre-clinical ('13) 
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