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 (

July 18, 2017

Stephen Holmes Interviewed by USA Today

Stephen Holmes, associate professor of criminal justice at UCF, was recently interviewed and featured in an article in USA Today about “Unconcluded,” the latest podcast in a series of true-crime podcasts that explores old, unsolved cases, including the case of Jennifer Kesse, who vanished from her Orlando condo 11 years ago. Read the full USA Today story here.

June 9, 2017

Pulse: Hate Crime or Terrorist Attack?

Criminal justice Professor Roberto Potter and Associate Lecturer Mark Winton are among the national experts interviewed by writer Jacobs Ogles for his article, Pulse: Hate Crime or Terrorist Attack?, published June 9, 2017, in The Advocate.

May 18, 2017

UCF Alumnus Featured In Article About Kidney Transplants

Oviedo police officer Bobby Draughon, a 2011 graduate of UCF’s criminal justice program, was recently featured in an article about kidney transplants in the May/June edition of Oviedo Winter Springs Life magazine. Read the story here.

May 16, 2017

Lt. Debra Clayton Honored For Heroic Service

Lt. Debra Clayton was honored posthumously during UCF’s Public Service Recognition Week event May 9. Clayton received her undergraduate degree in public administration in 1998 and her master’s degree in criminal justice 2002 from UCF. She was killed in the line of duty during an attempted apprehension of a wanted homicide suspect Jan. 9 in Orlando.

March 16, 2017

Kristina Childs Fisher honored during Women’s History Month

Assistant Professor Kristina Childs Fisher is among the 31 women faculty members at UCF to be honored during Women’s History Month by the Center for Success of Women Faculty. Learn more