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  1. Hi, This is my first time posting in the forum (hoping that I don't make any mistakes) I am currently in my final year of my law degree. As part of my final year studies, there is a dissertation module to complete and I have chosen criminology as the subject of research. Due to the nature of my degree, I am unable to find a academic supervisor in the way on-campus students are assigned to for the purpose of their dissertation. Thus, i seek advise as to how I can find some kind of help akin to academic supervision or any kind of advise on how to carry out this independent research.
  2. For those who are planning to obtain a master in this field, but are not planning to pursue a Ph.D. in the future, what are your plans for it? I am just curious. Thank you
  3. I'm currently studying research methods in Criminology. I am having a very hard time understanding: Individuals, Groups, Organizations, and Social Constructs which are the different units of analysis that are involved with research methods in criminology. Can anyone help me clarify these terms. Im having a hard time answering these practice scenarios for an exam coming up. 1. Police departments with more police officers employ a larger variety of policing strategies than police departments with fewer police officers. 2. Defendants whose cases are heard in specialized courtrooms (e.g., drug courts, domestic violence courts) are more likely to receive intermediate sanctions. 3. Neighborhoods that are resource-deprived see higher rates of recidivism. 4. Media reports of excessive use of force by police officers more often report incidents involving white officers and minority citizens. 5. The relationship between individuals' disorder perceptions and their health is only mediated by offense-specific fear of crime. 6. Systematic social observation of routine traffic stops has shown that police officer demeanor changes depending on the race of the driver. 7. Universities that have No-Tobacco policies (like ASU) spend less money on employee health care costs. 8. College students who receive one-on-one counseling from an academic advisor are more likely to graduate compared to students who do not. 9. Youth who shop at a particular grocery store are more likely to purchase “impulse items” at the cash register compared to adult shoppers. 10. Facebook publishes more content on crime compared to Twitter.
  4. Hey all!I just recently took a practice GRE test. I was the first time I took it and received a 157 on Verbal and a 145 on Quantitative. Obviously some studying needs to be done. As I'm majoring in Psychology and Criminology, I would like to pursue a Ph.D. or M.A. in Criminal Justice. I still have a couple years until I need to apply and hope to raise my scores to the standards of the schools I would like to apply to. I've had some difficulties finding the average GRE scores for the Criminal Justice programs at schools such as: Rutgers, UMass Lowell, Penn State, Maryland, and American University. If anyone has any information on this, I'd love to hear it! Also, if you were accepted at any of these schools, it would be really helpful to know your scores as well!Any and all help is greatly appreciated!
  5. I'm still waiting to hear from University of Illinois-Chicago, and I haven't seen much activity lately on the CJ threads. I'm hoping others are still waiting to hear from some schools, maybe even UIC, and we can commiserate together. Or if you've heard something or I've heard something we can come here instead of page through 15 pages or more of the other threads.
  6. Hey all, I applied to SHSU and I don't think I've encountered anyone else who has, at least for doctoral criminology program. If you have, gimme a shout! I would love to speak to anyone who has been there, or to Texas. My impression so far is WOW
  7. Hello everyone! I have been studying for and taking the GRE the past couple of months. I took it in August and got average scores in both Verbal and Quantitative (I'd rather not say exact scores as I am not too proud of them). A 5 in writing. I am taking it again in October. The truth is I absolutely blow when it comes to these types of tests. I did okay when I took the ACT in high school as well. I really do want to go back to school and earn a master's degree in criminology. I'm very worried that my GRE score will prevent me from going to a good program. Can anyone give me an idea of how important GRE scores are for masters programs in Criminology. I'm applying to masters programs at the following schools: University of Illinois at Chicago Loyola University Chicago University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Northeastern University University of Colorado - Denver University of Nebraska - Omaha University of Cincinnati Illinois State University. I just don't really know where to find this information and it's really stressing me out about the whole thing. I'm worried that my GRE scores will be the reason I get rejected from schools. I graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a bachelors in Criminology. I would say I had a good overall GPA (3.12, I started as a business student and that really messed up my GPA my first year and a half of school). I have relevant internship and work experience. If anyone could share anything they know that would be awesome and very appreciated!
  8. All: Old Dominion University is undergoing a burst of expansion. Two positions are currently open in the Sociology and Criminology department, and three positions are open in the Cybersecurity department (affiliated with the Sociology and Criminology department). Given the geographic area, student body, and the area of interest within the Sociology and Criminology department, minority candidates are encouraged to apply. I've posted both positions below. The Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice seeks applicants for two Assistant Professor positions to begin August 2017. These positions are designed to support the Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice as well as the M.A. in Sociology and Bachelor's degrees in Criminal Justice and in Sociology. All areas of research expertise will be considered, with special consideration given to those who study some aspect of the criminal justice system such as law, policing, courts, and corrections; and/or inequality and public policy. A Ph.D. in criminology, criminal justice, sociology or directly related fields, and a demonstrated ability to conduct research, publish, and teach in criminology/criminal justice are required. Candidates that are ABD will be considered with the expectation that the degree must be completed by August 2017. The Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice has an accomplished, collaborative and diverse faculty and student body. Opportunities exist to participate in the University's Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, the Department of Women's Studies, and the Institute for Community Justice. Successful candidates should have demonstrated evidence of working collaboratively with diverse populations. Old Dominion University is a residential and research-extensive public institution with a student enrollment of 25,000 including approximately 6,000 graduate students, and a full time equivalent diverse and multicultural faculty of over 800. The university's primary campus is located in Norfolk, VA, one of the seven cities that make up the historic Hampton Roads region of Virginia, a major recreational area with a population of 1.7 million. Programs are also offered at three Higher Educational Centers in the region and at Distant Learning sites across the state and across the nation. To apply, submit a cover letter, CV, Statement of Research Interests, Statement of Teaching Philosophy and contact information for three professional references to https://jobs.odu.edu/. Review of applications will begin October 1 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Randy Myers ( RRMYERS@odu.edu). More information about the department is available at http://al.odu.edu/sociology. Old Dominion University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. ---------------- Old Dominion University is seeking two tenure-track Assistant Professors and one Assistant/Associate Professor to participate in an innovative and interdisciplinary Center for Cybersecurity Education and Research. We seek three faculty in any discipline related to cyber security to be a part of this initiative. The Assistant/Associate Professor position will be jointly appointed in an academic department and the Virginia Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation Center. The goal of the university's cybersecurity initiative is to foster interdisciplinary research, education and outreach on cybersecurity. The interdisciplinary initiative currently includes faculty from a range of disciplines including Computer Science, Engineering, Psychology, Criminal Justice, Business, Information Technology, and Philosophy. Details about the initiative are available at https://www.odu.edu/ccser. We are especially interested in faculty able to conduct research and teach in an interdisciplinary environment. All three positions will be expected to be fully involved in this initiative. Applicants should possess an appropriate terminal degree and an academic record commensurate with their time in the field. Successful applicants are expected to have a strong vision for their vibrant research programs, commitments to leadership in the area of Cybersecurity, and commitments to excellence and innovation in graduate and undergraduate education. Preference will be given to candidates who can contribute to our degree and certificate programs. To be appointed at the associate level, candidates must have a record of funded research and a strong research record. Applications should include a letter of interest that addresses the Initiative's goals, a curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and contact information for three professional references including email addresses and phone numbers. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2016 and the positions will remain open until an appointment is made. Applications should be submitted electronically to https://jobs.odu.edu Old Dominion University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
  9. byrousseau

    ODU - Soc and Crim Jobs (5 Total)

    All: Old Dominion University is undergoing a burst of expansion. Two positions are currently open in the Sociology and Criminology department, and three positions are open in the Cybersecurity department (affiliated with the Sociology and Criminology department). Given the geographic area, student body, and the area of interest within the Sociology and Criminology department, minority candidates are encouraged to apply. I've posted both positions below. The Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice seeks applicants for two Assistant Professor positions to begin August 2017. These positions are designed to support the Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice as well as the M.A. in Sociology and Bachelor's degrees in Criminal Justice and in Sociology. All areas of research expertise will be considered, with special consideration given to those who study some aspect of the criminal justice system such as law, policing, courts, and corrections; and/or inequality and public policy. A Ph.D. in criminology, criminal justice, sociology or directly related fields, and a demonstrated ability to conduct research, publish, and teach in criminology/criminal justice are required. Candidates that are ABD will be considered with the expectation that the degree must be completed by August 2017. The Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice has an accomplished, collaborative and diverse faculty and student body. Opportunities exist to participate in the University's Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, the Department of Women's Studies, and the Institute for Community Justice. Successful candidates should have demonstrated evidence of working collaboratively with diverse populations. Old Dominion University is a residential and research-extensive public institution with a student enrollment of 25,000 including approximately 6,000 graduate students, and a full time equivalent diverse and multicultural faculty of over 800. The university's primary campus is located in Norfolk, VA, one of the seven cities that make up the historic Hampton Roads region of Virginia, a major recreational area with a population of 1.7 million. Programs are also offered at three Higher Educational Centers in the region and at Distant Learning sites across the state and across the nation. To apply, submit a cover letter, CV, Statement of Research Interests, Statement of Teaching Philosophy and contact information for three professional references to https://jobs.odu.edu/. Review of applications will begin October 1 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Randy Myers ( RRMYERS@odu.edu). More information about the department is available at http://al.odu.edu/sociology. Old Dominion University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. ---------------- Old Dominion University is seeking two tenure-track Assistant Professors and one Assistant/Associate Professor to participate in an innovative and interdisciplinary Center for Cybersecurity Education and Research. We seek three faculty in any discipline related to cyber security to be a part of this initiative. The Assistant/Associate Professor position will be jointly appointed in an academic department and the Virginia Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation Center. The goal of the university's cybersecurity initiative is to foster interdisciplinary research, education and outreach on cybersecurity. The interdisciplinary initiative currently includes faculty from a range of disciplines including Computer Science, Engineering, Psychology, Criminal Justice, Business, Information Technology, and Philosophy. Details about the initiative are available at https://www.odu.edu/ccser. We are especially interested in faculty able to conduct research and teach in an interdisciplinary environment. All three positions will be expected to be fully involved in this initiative. Applicants should possess an appropriate terminal degree and an academic record commensurate with their time in the field. Successful applicants are expected to have a strong vision for their vibrant research programs, commitments to leadership in the area of Cybersecurity, and commitments to excellence and innovation in graduate and undergraduate education. Preference will be given to candidates who can contribute to our degree and certificate programs. To be appointed at the associate level, candidates must have a record of funded research and a strong research record. Applications should include a letter of interest that addresses the Initiative's goals, a curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and contact information for three professional references including email addresses and phone numbers. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2016 and the positions will remain open until an appointment is made. Applications should be submitted electronically to https://jobs.odu.edu Old Dominion University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
  10. Hey Everyone, I am in need of some advice. I am in the process of figuring out what schools to apply for grad school this upcoming fall. I recently graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Criminology from the University of Illinois at Chicago. I'm thinking about to master's in Criminology programs and also master's in Public Policy programs. I'm not too sure on what path to take. I plan on applying to a mix of both Public Policy & Criminology programs. Currently I am a research and analysis intern at a criminal justice agency in Illinois and I have enjoyed the work. In the long run I would like to work in research related to youth violence/gang violence/violence prevention, things of that sort. I personally feel that both public policy and criminology programs can benefit me since both programs are very research based. I would just like to see what other people think and if any people have any advice for me. The schools I am planning to apply to are... University of Chicago - Public Policy University of Michigan - Public Policy University of Minnesota - Public Policy Portland State University - Public Policy University of Washington - Public Policy University of Illinois at Chicago - Criminology University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee - Criminology Loyola University Chicago - Criminology Illinois State University - Criminology University of Cincinnati - Criminology Northeastern University - Criminology
  11. Hello all, I am gong to be applying for my PhD in criminology for admission in Fall 2017, so I will be doing my apps this coming fall, 2016. I am finishing up my master's in a related field, so I will have both my bachelor's and master's completed at the time of admission. I am wondering about my GRE scores. I took it for my master's admissions, and it was good enough to get me into 8 out of the 9 programs I applied for- but I know PhD programs are different. Currently, I have my eyes set on about 6 different programs in criminology. My scores are (new format) Verbal: 157 Quant: 152 Writing: 5.5/6 I do have extensive research experience working in a research lab, as well as doing a quantitative thesis and another quantitative research proposal. My GPA is a 3.9 for my master's. Should I retake my GRE? Of course, I would prefer not to... but I will, if the scores do not seem good enough. Thanks in advance!
  12. Hello everyone, I need some advice/inspiration from you all. I am a longtime lurker as I have been preparing over the year to apply to Grad School, and I have finally decided to post. I need to know what my chances are of getting into Grad school. I know the answer to this is usually "it depends" based on a lot of variables, but I would like to ask you all and see what you say. This website has given me TONS of information that I find imperative to my journey in going to Grad School. I want to apply to a Masters in Criminal Justice, possibly a PhD in Criminal Justice/Criminology. I don't want or expect to get into a top 5 program, I would go anywhere as long as there is funding and the program suits my interests. Basically my resume looks like this: Bachelors of Science degree in Criminal Justice from a mid-table SUNY school GPA: 3.45 Overall, 3.47 Major GRE: I have been studying for 2 months, plan to take it in 2 more months on June 15th. The Magoosh practice exam I took 2 weeks ago was a Q148 and a V149. Research Experience: I have none right now. I plan on getting a job or volunteering as a RA for a year before applying. Relevant Work Experience: I have been a Security Guard for 5 years. I have been a supervisor at a 1,000+ kid baseball summer camp. I was the supervisor of overnight shifts for 3 years. I currently work as a Security Supervisor for my county offices building and Department of Social Services. Monitor CCTV, security checkpoint and "wanding" people who enter. The basic airport TSA security stuff. I also have had various jobs before this. Basically, I have worked my whole life since I was 16, during summers when I was not in school and sometimes during college. Letters of Recommendation: I have VERY strong references. One is a Professor at the school I graduated from. I have helped him setup Sociology conferences/panels at the school when I was President of the Sociology club. I have gone out to dinner with him, met many other professors through, him including another Sociologist from Penn State. Another reference is a former NYPD Police Officer and Detective with +25 years of experience on the force. I have known him through both of my security jobs. I can get other references either work related or university, however these two seem to be the strongest out of them all. Statement of Purpose: I am an excellent paper writer. That was my biggest strength in college. I have no doubt I can write a stellar SOP with time, tinkering, and patience. Extra Curricular: I was president of the Sociology club for 2 years at my University. I organized and participated in volunteer work for the local community, animal shelters, historical sites, raised money to donate to charity, organized student movie nights, organized and spoke at inter-disciplinary conferences with college professors from different departments at my University, as well as organized various other events. I also play in a band, and took bass lessons in college for 3 years. I feel that my GRE and GPA are my biggest weaknesses. I have never been a good test taker, which is why I am studying my butt off for the GRE. I've been putting in 2+ hours for 5/6 days a week, even studying at work. When I take the test June 15th, I will have been studying for 4 months. I am guessing I can get above a 300 combined, but I know I still have a lot of work to get there. My GPA was low because I got low grades in some of my extra-curricular classes, and a few Major-related classes my Sophomore year. I really want to go on to Grad School. I think becoming a professor is an appealing idea to me because I want to help inspire students just like those have done to me. Conducting research is very interesting, and I love to learn about new topics in my field. I would also be happy with my Masters. Every professor who I've talked to has said that I should continue my education regardless. They see that I am a smart person because of my ability to have a conversation with them, and I can pretty much hold my own when talking to them about Criminal Justice/ Sociology topics. I am hardworking and dedicated to get this. I have spend countless hours helping that professor from my letter of recommendation create posters for the conferences, raise money for the guests, book venues, and various other projects. I have worked my way up in my job and have gained the respect of my co-workers. My hard work and passion is why my letters of recommendations are strong. I hope the graduate school admissions sees this and acknowledges my hard work and determination. Do you think I have a shot? Thank you for your advice and support. Have a good night.
  13. musk0031

    Are my scores okay?

    Hello all, I am gong to be applying for my PhD in criminology for admission in Fall 2017, so I will be doing my apps this coming fall, 2016. I am finishing up my master's in a related field, so I will have both my bachelor's and master's completed at the time of admission. I am wondering about my GRE scores. I took it for my master's admissions, and it was good enough to get me into 8 out of the 9 programs I applied for- but I know PhD programs are different. Currently, I have my eyes set on about 6 different programs in criminology. My scores are (new format) Verbal: 157 Quant: 152 Writing: 5.5/6 I do have extensive research experience working in a research lab, as well as doing a quantitative thesis and another quantitative research proposal. My GPA is a 3.9 for my master's. Should I retake my GRE? Of course, I would prefer not to... but I will, if the scores do not seem good enough. Thanks in advance!
  14. This forum seems to be lacking Canadianness and moreover criminology applicants! Where are you guys at? Has anyone received an acceptance or rejection thus far from any MA criminology programs? Does anyone have any information as to when these offers should be rolling out? I've applied to Wilfrid Laurier, UOIT, and U of T - I'm still waiting to hear, and all my applications are still under review! Someone feed me some info on anything you might know! Thanks in advance!
  15. Hey guys, I'm new to this forum and website as a whole! I'm just starting a blog about Criminology, Sociology, Social Justice and Society and I was wondering if you had any advice as I'm new to "blogging"... Any tips and hints to increase popularity and help spread the word of the existence of my blog and any ways to improve my blog? The link to the blog is https://criminologyandsocialjustice.wordpress.com/ and I'm using "Word Press" if that's of any help Many thanks to any advice and help you can offer me!
  16. Hello all... I am interested in going to the following schools for the law&society/criminology program - George Mason, NYU, and Purdue University. I am currently an undergraduate majoring in Law and Society at Purdue University with a 3.2 GPA and I have not taken the GRE yet. I am going to take this women's studies internship class where I work at the domestic violence shelter. Is there anything else I can do to increase my chances of getting into graduate school?
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