COHPA Alumni and Faculty Highlighted in Recent Story
Read this heart-warming story about therapy dogs and horses, featuring faculty, students and alumni in criminal justice and social work. Click to read the story here.
Catherine Kaukinen Highlighted in UCF Today
Criminal Justice and Public Service Conference on Feb. 28
UCF students and alumni are invited to explore career opportunities in criminal justice and public service with more than 40 government agencies and private organizations at the Criminal Justice and Public Service Conference, held Wed., Feb. 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Student Union, Key West Ballroom. Day-of registration begins at 7:30 a.m.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.)
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.
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.