The Criminology Academy
Ep. 13 Grad Life: Parenting while in Grad School with Kendra Clark

Ep. 13 Grad Life: Parenting while in Grad School with Kendra Clark

March 1, 2021

This week we speak with doctoral candidate Kendra Clark about parenting while in grad school! Kendra tells us about the planning involved and her experience of being pregnant and than having a baby while in school. She walks us through the challenges she's faced and shares some advice for those hoping to become parents. You can find Kendra on twitter @kendrajclark. Kendra has been published in the International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, Sociological Methods and Research, and the Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency.

Update: Jose's baby is now 4 months old and would be more than happy to talk to fathers-to-be and those thinking about becoming fathers while in grad school. Visit www.thecriminologyacademy.com for contact info!

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Ep. 12 Gangs and Self-Control with David Pyrooz

Ep. 12 Gangs and Self-Control with David Pyrooz

February 15, 2021

This week we speak with David Pyrooz from the University of Colorado Boulder. We talk about gangs in the United States as well as internationally. What are the characteristics of gangs and gang members? We also talk about David's recently published paper studying gangs and self-control. Finally, we do some gang myth busting. David has been published in journals such as Criminology, Journal of Quantitative Criminology and Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency. David is also the author of the book on prison gangs: Competing for Control. You can find David on Twitter @dpyrooz. 

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Ep. 11 Secondary Violence and COVID-19 in Prisons with Meghan Novisky

Ep. 11 Secondary Violence and COVID-19 in Prisons with Meghan Novisky

February 1, 2021

This week we speak with Meghan Novisky from Cleveland State University. We talk about people who have been incarcerated and their experiences with violence, especially secondary violence. We also talk about the COVID-19 pandemic and how it is affecting prisons. Meghan has been published in journals such as Criminology, Victims & Offenders and Violence Against Women. Find Meghan on Twitter @DrNovisky

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Ep. 10 Grad Life and Spotlight: Co-Advisors, Title IX and Sexual Assault with Tara Kay Streng Schroeter

Ep. 10 Grad Life and Spotlight: Co-Advisors, Title IX and Sexual Assault with Tara Kay Streng Schroeter

January 18, 2021

This week, we speak with fellow grad student at CU Boulder Tara Kay Streng Schroeter. We talk to her about having co-advisors and her work with campus sexual assault and the Title IX guidelines. You can find Tara on Twitter @strengschroeter and her website www.tarastrengschroeter.com 

Time Stamps:
(1) Advising and co-advising: 1:40-16:00
(2) Title IX and sexual victimization: 16:05-End

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Ep. 9 Career Reflection Series: Success and Failure with Scott Decker

Ep. 9 Career Reflection Series: Success and Failure with Scott Decker

January 4, 2021

This week, we launch our career reflection series and we start by talking to Scott Decker. He reflects back on his career, his successes and more importantly, failure. Scott is a Foundation Professor at Arizona State University. His main research interests are in gangs, policy and violence. He has published in journals such as Criminology, Journal of Criminal Justice and Journal of Quantitative Criminology. Scott is also the co-author of books such as: Life in the Gang and Competing for Control. You can find Scott on Twitter @deckercrime. 

 

Time Stamps:
(1) Career history and development: 2:15-31:00
(2) Success: 31:00-40:35
(3) Failure: 40:35-1:05:45
(4) Advice from Scott Decker to his younger self: 1:05:45-1:10:00
(5) Current state of criminology + future directions for criminology: 1:10:00-End

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Ep. 0.2 Spring 2021 Teaser + Fall 2020 Review

Ep. 0.2 Spring 2021 Teaser + Fall 2020 Review

January 1, 2021

In this episode, Jenn and Jose talk about the Fall 2020 semester (season 1) and what to expect for Spring 2021 (season 2). Have a happy new year and holidays everyone! Thank you for all of the support! 

Ep. 8 Social Schematic Theory, Race and New Directions with Callie Burt

Ep. 8 Social Schematic Theory, Race and New Directions with Callie Burt

December 28, 2020

This week we speak with Professor Callie Burt from the Georgia State's Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology. We talk about her social schematic theory, the role race/ethnicity should play in criminology and the future directions the discipline should head in moving forward. Callie has been published in journals such as Criminology, Social Forces, Social Problem and Justice Quarterly. Find Callie on Twitter @callie_h_burt and callieburt.org.

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Ep. 7 Crime as Work, Illegal Earnings, and Criminal Capital with Holly Nguyen

Ep. 7 Crime as Work, Illegal Earnings, and Criminal Capital with Holly Nguyen

December 21, 2020

This week we speak to Professor Holly Nguyen from Penn State's Department of Sociology and Criminology. She speaks to us about her work on the crime as work framework, and her work with peers and offending, illegal income and criminal capital. Holly has been publishes in journals such as Criminology, Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, and Social Problems. She also won the American Society of Criminology's Ruth Shonle Cavan Young Scholar Award for 2020. Follow The Criminology Academy on Facebook, twitter, or Instagram! Check out our website at thecriminologyacademy.com.

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Ep. 6 Student Spotlight: Retention of Sex Workers in the SAPPHIRE Study with Brad Silberzahn

Ep. 6 Student Spotlight: Retention of Sex Workers in the SAPPHIRE Study with Brad Silberzahn

December 7, 2020

In this episode we speak with Bradley Silberzahn on his work on sex workers, police-sex worker interactions, and retention in the SAPPHIRE Study (a hard-to-reach population). Brad is a 2nd year graduate student in Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin. His research interests are in policing, the criminal justice system, harm reduction, and vulnerable populations, including people who use drugs and people who sell sex. Previously, Brad worked as a Senior Research Program Coordinator at the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Brad has been published in journals such as American Journal of Public Health, BMC Public Health, PLOS One, Addictive Behaviors, Journal of Urban Health, and Journal of the International AIDS Society. Find Brad on Twitter @BradSilberzahn. Follow The Criminology Academy on Facebook, twitter, or Instagram

 

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Ep. 5 Grad Life: The First Year of Graduate School with Hannah Lyden

Ep. 5 Grad Life: The First Year of Graduate School with Hannah Lyden

November 23, 2020

This week, we speak with Hannah Lyden who had just wrapped up her first year as a PhD student at CU Boulder. She gives us her thoughts and experiences. Hannah will also drop a few pieces of advise for those considering grad school or starting their journey. 

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