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Photo of Dr. Joel M. Caplan:  DICE:  Data-Informed Community Engagement

Excerpt from Dr. Joel Caplan’s recent article:  “These facilities were connected to...

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Photo of Dr. Colleen Berryessa was awarded the 2020 American Psychology-Law Society Grant in Aid for Early Career Professionals

Dr. Colleen Berryessa and Dr. Melissa de Vel-Palumbo were recently awarded the...

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Photo of NY Daily News Op-ed: Police, transgender safety

Bright, Wilson & Baćak’s NY Daily News Op-ed: Police, transgender people, safety

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Photo of Dr. Colleen Berressa panelist at Impactful Interactions Symposium

Dr. Colleen Berressa panelist on Impactful Interactions Symposium at Drexel University Thomas...

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Brandon Turchan was awarded the 2020 Outstanding Student Paper Award from the...

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Bill McCarthy was awarded the 2020 American Society of Criminology Mentor Award....

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Photo of Dr. Johnna Christian’s new book

Dr. Johnna Christian’s new book, Beyond Recidivism (2020) has been published by...

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Photo of Valerio Baćak pens opinion piece

Dr. Valerio Baćak pens opinion piece on crime and U.S. policing in...

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Photo of Colleen Berryessa: CoVID Paper

Dr. Colleen Berryessa’s comment on the ethics of incarceration and the right...

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Photo of Sarah Lageson editorial

Professor Sarah Esther Lageson authored a Washington Post editorial and a comment...

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