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Ep. 47 Should We Make the Arrest? Police and Prosecutorial Decision Making in Sexual Assault Cases with Cassia Spohn

Ep. 47 Should We Make the Arrest? Police and Prosecutorial Decision Making in Sexual Assault Cases with Cassia Spohn

June 13, 2022

This week we talk with Cassia Spohn who is a professor at Arizona State University's School of Criminology and Criminal Justice. We asked Cassia about some of the myths and issues that come up whenever we see high profile cases like Deshaun Watson and Johnny Depp/Amber Heard come up regarding sexual assault. Cassia also discusses with us what goes into the police making decisions to arrest and prosecutors deciding to file charges in cases of sexual assault. A truly heartbreaking but informative episode!

 

Cassia Spohn has been published in journals such as Criminology, Social Problems, and Law & Society Review

 

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Ep. 46 Career Reflection: Crime Prevention, Theory, and More with Del Elliott

Ep. 46 Career Reflection: Crime Prevention, Theory, and More with Del Elliott

May 30, 2022

This week we speak with Del Elliott who is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Sociology, University of Colorado Boulder and the Founding Director, Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence. We hop into our DeLorean and go back to Del's origins as a criminologist. We also talk to Del about his work in crime prevention, touching on the Blueprints database at CU Boulder, and his book on programs aimed at preventing crime. Del also talks to us about his philosophies and views on criminological theory. 

 

Del has been published in journals such as American Sociological Review, Criminology, and Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency. 

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Ep. 0.6 We Talking Spring 22 and Summer 22! With Bloopers!!

Ep. 0.6 We Talking Spring 22 and Summer 22! With Bloopers!!

May 24, 2022

Join us for this short-and-sweet episode as we review our exciting Spring 22 slate of episodes and preview our equally as exciting Summer 22 episodes. We will have a fun time discussing what we've recorded and were we plan on going in the future. It's a good time as we semi-wing it 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!!!

Ep. 45 Need Some Advice? We got you! A Special Compilation Episode with The Crim Academy Alumni

Ep. 45 Need Some Advice? We got you! A Special Compilation Episode with The Crim Academy Alumni

May 16, 2022

This week we asked previous guests to give us advice on things we thought could be useful to our listeners!

Early Grad School Advice - 01:19

Late Grad School Advice - 04:08

Academic Job Market - 14:30

Assistant Professor Advice- 23:35

Biggest Influence - 29:55

Favorite Academic Book - 37:36

Working in Academia Advice - 45:40

Staying Up To Date on the Literature - 53:59

Ep. 44 Grad Life: The Proposal with Brandon Tregle and Shannon Magnuson

Ep. 44 Grad Life: The Proposal with Brandon Tregle and Shannon Magnuson

May 9, 2022

Get off you knee! It's not that type of proposal! This week we speak with Brandon Tregle, a recent PhD graduate from the University of Nebraska Omaha, and Shannon Magnuson, a recent PhD graduate from George Mason University, about the dissertation proposal. Brandon and Shannon offer incredible advice on writing and defending proposal. It can be overwhelming, we know, we're both in the thick of it! 

Brandon Tregle has published in journals such as Journal of Crime and Justice, Police Quarterly, and Justice Quarterly. You can find him on Twitter @btregle

Shannon Magnuson has published in journals such as Justice Quarterly, Law & Society Review, and Punishment & Society. You can find Shannon on Twitter @smagnuson323

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Ep. 43 How Can Mass Violence Impact Someone’s Life? Post War Violence and the Life-Course with Stephanie DiPietro

Ep. 43 How Can Mass Violence Impact Someone’s Life? Post War Violence and the Life-Course with Stephanie DiPietro

April 25, 2022

This week we discuss a very timely topic. Stephanie DiPietro, a professor at the University of Iowa's Depart of Sociology and Criminology talks to us about the Bosnian war. What effects such an extreme event of violence had on people in the aftermath. Steph tells us why the term "risk factor" may not be the best way to discuss some of the correlates conducive to crime. Finally, we discuss how this work could be applicable to the events we are seeing today with the invasion of Ukraine. 

 

Steph's work has been published in journals such as Criminology, Sociology of Education, and Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency

 

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Ep. 42 Crime in Rural Places with Walter DeKeseredy

Ep. 42 Crime in Rural Places with Walter DeKeseredy

April 11, 2022

This week we talk to Walter DeKeseredy, a professor in West Virginia University's Department of Sociology and Anthropology, about violence against women and rural criminology. Turns out living on a farm outside of the big city may not be as safe as some may think! Walter talks us through what exactly rural criminology is and the violence that women in rural settings experience. Walter even wrote a book about the topic! 

 

Walter's work has been published in journals such as Violence Against Women, Violence and Gender, and International Journal of Rural Criminology. You can find Walter on Twitter @dekeseredy.

 

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Ep. 41 Everyone else did it: Peers and Diffusion of Responsibility with Zach Rowan

Ep. 41 Everyone else did it: Peers and Diffusion of Responsibility with Zach Rowan

March 28, 2022

Can being part of a group make people feel less responsible for criminal behavior? Does it really make it easier to justify the behavior? Probably, but we weren't sure. That's why this week we talked to Zach Rowan, a professor at Simon Fraser University's School of Criminology. We talk about the group's impact on people taking responsibility for their actions. We briefly touch on the environment's impact on group offending. 

 

You can find Zach on Twitter @ZRRowan. He has been published in journals such as the Journal of Youth and Adolescence, Law and Human Behavior, and Criminology. 

 

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Ep. 40 No Guns and Badges, Just Swabs and Microscopes: Crime Scene Investigation and DNA Analysis with Kathleen Corrado

Ep. 40 No Guns and Badges, Just Swabs and Microscopes: Crime Scene Investigation and DNA Analysis with Kathleen Corrado

March 14, 2022

When we say CSI do you think of D.B. Russell, Horatio Caine, or Mac Taylor? People who go to crime scenes and are scientists and cops rolled into one? Well, this week we spoke with Kathleen Corrado who is a professor of Forensic Science at Syracuse University. Kathy started her career as a CSI in Texas before becoming a professor. She spills all the beans on what it is actually like to be a CSI. She also talks about whether the CSI effect is real and she walks us through DNA evidence collection and analysis. Jenn and Jose were truly outside of their domain in this one!!

 

Kathy has been published in journals such as Cell and Journal of Cell Biology. 

 

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Ep. 39 They Grow Up So Fast: Pubertal Timing, Risk Perception, and Crime with Rebecca Bucci

Ep. 39 They Grow Up So Fast: Pubertal Timing, Risk Perception, and Crime with Rebecca Bucci

February 28, 2022

Hi! If you're new, welcome! If you're not, welcome back! This week we spoke to Rebecca Bucci who is a s a Postdoctoral Fellow in Sociology at Harvard University. Rebecca talks to us about what pubertal timing is, how it is related to crime, and what may be some of the reasons that kids enter pubertal timing early or late. Rebecca also talks to us about some of her work regarding risk perceptions of arrest and why these perceptions matter. 

 

Rebecca has published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, Child Development, and Criminology. You can find Rebecca on Twitter @RebeccaBucci21 and on her website www.rebeccaabucci.com

 

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