Criminal Justice and Criminology News

International College Students Are Less Likely to Experience Violent Crimes, Research Suggests

ATLANTA—International students attending universities in the United States, particularly females, may be less at risk for violent, non-sexual victimization than their domestic counterparts, due, in part, to their choices in lifestyles and activities, new research suggests.

Using data from the American College Health Association’s National College Health Assessment II, criminologists from Georgia State… more »

Race a Factor in Repeated Victimizations of People with Mental Illness, Georgia State Study Finds

ATLANTA–African Americans who are mentally ill are at greater risk of being repeatedly victimized than are mentally ill white people, according to criminologists at Georgia State University.

The researchers found the rate of recurring victimization among this population remains stable over time, while it declines during the first year after release from inpatient psychiatric hospitalization… more »

Adams Advances Opportunity, Redemption in the Courtroom

Posted On October 18, 2015 by Mary Chase Mize, MS student, College of Education and Human Development

Plaques of honor and recognition cover the walls of DeKalb County Superior Court Judge Gregory A. Adams’ chambers. Phrases like “living legend” and “distinguished service” attest to his profound influence over a 30-plus-year career in the complex, nuanced and very public arena of criminal justice.

Yet Adams’ outlook on his life and career is… more »