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Deadline for submitting nominations is August 1, 2018

The Division on Corrections & Sentencing of the American Society of Criminology invites 2018 nominations for its awards given annually in recognition of outstanding scholarly contributions to the study of corrections and sentencing. There are three categories of awards to consider:

Lifetime Achievement Award
Honors an individual's distinguished scholarship in the area of corrections and/or sentencing over a lifetime. Nominees must have 20 or more years of experience contributing to scholarly research. The awards committee will consider both active and retired scholars.

Distinguished Scholar Award
Recognizes a lasting scholarly career, with particular emphasis on a ground-breaking contribution (e.g., book or series of articles) in the past 5 years. In addition to scholarship in the area of corrections and/or sentencing, the Awards Committee will consider the nominee’s record of service to the Division. Nominees must have 8 or more years of post-doctoral experience.

Distinguished New Scholar Award
Recognizes outstanding early career achievement in corrections and/or sentencing research. The Awards Committee will consider research in the area of corrections and/or sentencing as well as service to the Division. Nominees must have fewer than 8 years of post-doctoral experience.

For all award categories, submit a letter of nomination accompanied by a current copy of the nominee’s curriculum vitae electronically to by August 1, 2018. Nomination letters should cite the award for which the nomination is made and clearly explain the basis for the nomination, including a description of how and why the candidate is uniquely qualified to receive the award.

Award recipients selected by the Division will be notified in October 2018 and invited to receive their awards in November 2018 during the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology in Atlanta, GA.
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The Department of Legal Studies at the University of Mississippi is seeking applications for two tenure-track Associate Professor positions in Criminal Justice. The University of Mississippi is an R-1 institution and is recognized as one of the best universities in the nation to work for by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Area of specialization is open, although candidates with teaching experience in criminal justice research methods or statistics preferred. Expectations in research, teaching, and service are commensurate with Research 1 institutions. ... See MoreSee Less

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Three doctoral students are embarking on a new research study of the experiences of faculty who have criminal histories. We are reaching out to see whether someone you may know might be interested and qualified to participate in our study.

We are looking for participants who are currently or formerly working as a faculty member, who holds a terminal degree, and who has been convicted of one or more felony convictions.

The purpose of this research is to better understand the experiences of college and university faculty members who happen to have a criminal background. There currently is very little research regarding the trajectory of individuals pursuing PhD’s after being found guilty of a felony. Research questions include what barriers may exist during in employment, and whether being open about criminal history during key experiences affect long-term employability as a faculty member within one’s field. Thus, towards setting a foundation for further research, this research utilizes a semi-structured interview protocol to obtain the personal experiences and opinions of those with the lived experiences of being a faculty member with a criminal history.

We will ask questions about:
-experiences searching and applying for faculty positions;
-experiences in the interviewing and hiring process for faculty positions;
-experiences working as a faculty member;
Demographic information, including gender, ethnicity, discipline, etc.; and
General information about criminal history, including basic conviction information, timelines of education, convictions, and incarceration history, etc.

We will not ask questions about:
Details regarding the incidents that led to convictions;
Details regarding experiences in the criminal justice process (e.g., arrest, trial, conviction, sentencing, parole/probation); or
Details regarding experiences being incarcerated, if applicable.

The institutional review boards of Michigan State and Washington State Universities have approved this project, and of course, we will protect confidentiality by not collecting or releasing identifiable information about participants, including name or work location. Additional information about protecting privacy will be shared with you in the informed consent document to all participants.

We hope to start conducting interviews in November 2017, including on-site at the American Society of Criminology annual meeting in Philadelphia; as well as through online video conferences. Interviews will last approximately one hour. If you or someone you know is interested in participating in our study, please privately contact any one of the study researchers listed below.

Thank you for passing along this invitation to others.


Michelle L. Malkin
Criminal Justice
Michigan State University

Bradley Custer
Higher Adult and Lifelong Education
Michigan State University

Gina Castillo
Washington State University
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Temple's Criminal Justice department is hiring an assistant professor, open specialty. Come join a truly interdisciplinary department where we do research that matters! ... See MoreSee Less

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Phil Goodman​, Joshua Page, and I have a new book out with Oxford on the long struggle over criminal justice. Get 30% off from Oxford site with discount code below!
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