Ep. 65 That’s So Random! Experimental Criminology with Brook Kearley
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by Jose Sanchez and Jenn Tostlebe
1d ago
This week we talked to Brook Kearley, a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland Baltimore in the School of Social Work. Brook talks to us about experimental designs in criminology. We also discuss a paper in which she evaluated a drug court.  ..read more
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Ep. 64 Grad Life: It’s the Final Countdown! Writing and Defending Your Dissertation with Carlena Orosco, Wesley Smith, and Lucas Alward
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by Jose Sanchez and Jenn Tostlebe
2w ago
This week we have three guests, Carlena Orosco, a professor in the School of Criminal Justice and Criminalistics at Cal State LA, Luke Alward, a professor of Criminal Justice at Boise State University, and Wes Smith, who does research and development for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. They are all recent PhDs who share insights and advice on writing the dissertation and then defending it. They also let us know what they did after they defended to celebrate their huge accomplishment.  Writing the Dissertation: 00:00:00 Defending the Dissertation: 00:35:51 The Aftermath: 00:53:42 ..read more
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0.8 GIFing it up (and Memeing it): Fall 2022 Review and Spring 2023 Preview with Jenn and Jose
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by Jose Sanchez and Jenn Tostlebe
1M ago
Join us for this episode as we review our exciting Fall22 slate of episodes and preview our equally as exciting Spring 23 episodes. We will have a fun time discussing what we've recorded and were we plan on going in the future. We talk about GIFs and the ASC conference. We also drop some updates on our lives! It's a good time as we semi-wing it (again) this time! Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @TheCrimAcademy. Also visit our website The Crim Academy Website. Please rate and review on iTunes and where you can ..read more
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Ep. 62 Rollin’ with the RAT Pack: Routine Activity Theory and Corporate Crime with Fiona Chan
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by Jose Sanchez and Jenn Tostlebe
1M ago
This week we speak with Fiona Chan who is a professor at Indiana University Bloomington's Department of Criminal Justice. We begin the conversation talking about Fiona's interesting background. Then we move into Routine Activity Theory, which is one of Jose's favorites, and then about white-collar and corporate crime. We discuss a paper Fiona wrote about corporate crime perpetrated by people in power. We conclude the discussion with a brief chat about interdisciplinary work.    Fiona has been published in journals such as Criminology, Crime, Law, and Social Change, and Trends in ..read more
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Ep. 61 Student Spotlight: Better Not Drink, Better Not Smoke, We’re Telling You Why: Probation and Strong Arm Sobriety with Victoria Piehowski (and special guest co-host Annabel Fay)
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by Jose Sanchez and Jenn Tostlebe
1M ago
NOTE: Jenn was on the academic job market during the recording of this episode. We knew there was a small but realistic chance she would not be available for a recording. So we recruited fellow CU Buff and Sociology PhD student Annabel Fay https://www.colorado.edu/sociology/annabel-fay This week we spoke with Victoria Piehowski (pie-house-key), a doctoral candidate in the Sociology department at the University of Minnesota. Victoria talks to her about her work surrounding probation and the impact it can have on those put on probation. She gives us some background information on alcohol and dru ..read more
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Ep. 60 Is It Just Teen Spirit? The Impact of Arrest in Early Adolescence with Bianca Bersani
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by Jose Sanchez and Jenn Tostlebe
2M ago
This week we talk with Bianca Bersani, a professor at the University of Maryland's Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice. We ask her about her academic family tree and how it influenced her work. We also ask whether turning points can actually be negative and not just good things that happen to us. Bianca walks us through a paper she co-authored looking at the impact of arrest during early adolescence. Finally, we talk about one of her emerging areas of interest: emerging adult justice.    You can find Bianca on Twitter @bebersani. She has been published in journals such as ..read more
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Ep. 59 Trying To Make It with RV Gundur
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by Jose Sanchez and Jenn Tostlebe
2M ago
This week we talk with RV Gundur who is a criminologist based out of Australia. We talk to him about his new book "Trying to Make It: The Enterprises, Gangs, and People of the American Drug Trade". We begin the discussion with broader set-up questions and then spend the rest of the interview just talking about the book. Of course we couldn't shove the whole book into a 1 hour episode but we tried to cover major points. RV discusses how he weaved his personal life into the book which makes for a captivating read.    RV has published in journals such as Deviant Behavior, Trends in ..read more
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Ep. 58 Public Health is Public Safety: Jail, Communities, and Health with Niloofar Ramezani and Faye Taxman
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by Jose Sanchez and Jenn Tostlebe
3M ago
This week we talk to Niloofar Ramezani, a professor at George Mason University's Department of Statistics, and Faye Taxman, a professor at George Mason University's School of Policy and Government and director of the Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence! (ACE!). They talk to us about what contributes to jail populations and the effects that jail stays can have on people's mental and behavioral health.    You can find Faye on Twitter at @FayeTaxman.    Additional resources: https://www.gmuace.org/ https://www.jcoinctc.org ..read more
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Ep. 57 To Disclose or Not Disclose, That’s the Dilemma: Prison Credentials and Employment with Sadé Lindsay
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by Jose Sanchez and Jenn Tostlebe
3M ago
This week we talk with Sadé Lindsay, a Research Professor of Public Policy and Sociology at Cornell University and a W.E.B. Du Bois Fellow of the National Institute of Justice, about her work on people leaving prisons and trying to find employment. We discuss some of the credentials and work people do while in prison and how they may or may not leverage these when back in the community trying to find a job. We also discuss turning your dissertation into a publication.    Sadé has been published in journals such as Criminology and Social Problems. You can find her on Tw ..read more
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Ep. 56 Career Reflection: Computer cards, Theory, and Research with John Laub
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by Jose Sanchez and Jenn Tostlebe
4M ago
This week we talk with John Laub, professor emeritus in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Maryland. We begin by getting into John's origin story and how his career as a decorated scholar came to be. We also discuss the book John and Rob Sampson (Ep. 38) "Shared Beginnings, Divergent Lives". The book was a true undertaking as they tracked down people who had been involved in a study decades prior. John also discusses the changes that were made to the Age-graded Theory of Informal Social Control. Finally, John gives us his thoughts on the state of the field ..read more
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