December 6, 2017

Wolf Featured in Reserve Officers Article

Associate Professor and Associate Dean Ross Wolf was featured in an article about the importance and impact of reserve officers in the police force in The Villages Daily Sun, a community newspaper that spans across Lake, Sumter and Marion Counties. Read the article here.

November 29, 2017

Associate Professor Recognized During UCF Football Game

Associate Professor Lee Ross of the Department of Criminal Justice was honored by the UCF athletic staff before and during the UCF vs USF football game on Nov. 24. Ross was recognized for being the first criminologist in Florida to qualify as an expert witness in a domestic violence case. Ross’s picture and research topics, which range from religion and social control theory to mandatory arrest policy, were displayed on the scoreboard during the recognition.

November 8, 2017

Wolf Quoted in Dallas News

Associate Professor Ross Wolf, also associate dean for the college and head of the reserve unit for the Orange County Sheriff’s Office in Florida, was among the speakers at last week’s Volunteer Law Enforcement Officer Alliance Conference in Dallas. Wolf said reserve officers were among the first to respond to the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando. See other commentary by him in The Dallas Morning News.

November 2, 2017

LAE Domestic Violence Awareness and the Amy Kuritar Lohrmann Memorial Scholarship Charity Event

On Thursday, October 26, members and friends of Lambda Alpha Epsilon, UCF’s pre-professional criminal justice fraternity, gathered at the Barbara Ying Center to raise awareness and funds for the Amy Kuritar Lohrmann Memorial Scholarship for criminal justice students. View photos from the event

October 27, 2017

Opioid Crisis Special with R.H. Potter

A recent WFTV Channel 9 special on the opioid crisis in Central Florida explores the history and personal impact of the crisis. The final segment, “In Search of a Solution,” features Roberto Hugh Potter, professor of criminal justice, who shares a personal story and expert commentary. View the show. (Potter’s commentary begins at 20:45.)

September 22, 2017

2017 Books by Potter and Humiston

Faculty members and alumni have published two new books related to criminal justice. Professor Roberto Hugh Potter and Associate Lecturer Gail Sears Humiston are the authors of Criminal Justice Organizations: Structure, Relationships, Control, and Planning published in July. Jeffrey W. Goltz (’06), Potter, Joseph A. Cocchiarella, and Michael T. Gibson (M.S. ’17) are the authors of Human Trafficking: A Systemwide Public Safety and Community Approach published in August.

September 7, 2017

Associate Dean and Professor Forms Partnership with IPSCJ

Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Ross Wolf has formed a new partnership with the Institute for Public Safety and Criminal Justice in England and has been named an associate of the organization. Wolf will work directly on the institute’s international study of leadership and strategic management of volunteers in policing. Read more about Wolf’s appointment here and read more about his work here.

August 21, 2017

Evans High Graduate Begins College Career at UCF with Full Scholarship

Ralph Daseme is a 2017 graduate of Evans High School • A Community Partnership School. As a senior at Evans, he participated in the LEADS (Leadership for Educational Attainment Developed through Service) service-learning program offered at the school by UCF’s Center for Community Partnerships. Because of his academic achievement and community involvement, UCF Student Development and Enrollment Services offered Daseme a full scholarship to attend UCF. Read his story here.

August 3, 2017

Holmes Serves As Panelist on Antigua Radio

Associate Professor Stephen Holmes was a panelist for a July 26 segment on Observer Radio 91.1 FM about the issues of incest and sex with minors in the Caribbean country of Antigua. “It’s important for many outside of academe to know and understand that this type of vile behavior is not specific to their region or country,” he said. “It’s everywhere and it’s been this way for all time. Just in relatively recent history have we focused our attention and resources to stopping it. But cultural norms and values often slow progress to investigate and prosecute offenders.”

July 24, 2017

Kaukinen Quoted in Higher Education Today

Student activism, particularly around sexual violence, accelerated under the Obama administration, said criminal justice Chair Catherine Kaukinen in “Mattress Protest and Its Aftermath,” an article published today by Inside Higher Education. Kaukinen is co-editor and -author of the new book, Addressing Violence Against Women on College Campuses (