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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 »

A Better Way To Evaluate Conservation Policies Found by Georgia State Researchers

ATLANTA – Protected forested areas in Brazil, Costa Rica, Indonesia and Thailand have prevented the release of more than 1,000 million additional tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, an economic service provided by nature worth at least $5 billion, according to new research by Georgia State University economist Paul Ferraro with alumnus… more »

Alcohol Policy Saves Lives, Georgia State University Research Finds

ATLANTA—When crafted correctly and enforced, public policy can influence the amount and pattern of alcohol consumption in populations and prevent a significant number of alcohol-related deaths according to new research by criminologist and social epidemiologist William Alex Pridemore at Georgia State University.

Alcohol-related harm is responsible for 2.5 million deaths annually and is… more »

The Andrew Young School Welcomes 11 New Faculty Members

NEW CHAIRS Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology Richard T. Wright Chair and Professor; Ph.D., University of Cambridge, United Kingdom PHONE: 404-413-1015 * EMAIL: rwright28@gsu.edu

Urban ethnographer Richard T. Wright joined the school from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, where he was the Curators’ Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice. He… more »

The Andrew Young School Welcomes 11 New Faculty Members

NEW CHAIRS Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology Richard T. Wright Chair and Professor; Ph.D., University of Cambridge, United Kingdom PHONE: 404-413-1015 * EMAIL: rwright28@gsu.edu

Urban ethnographer Richard T. Wright joined the school from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, where he was the Curators’ Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice. He… more »

Perry is New Director of Career Services

Posted On September 22, 2014 by Leena Mena, M.P.A. student

Colleen Perry, an 18-year career veteran specializing in university career services, joined the Andrew Young School in July as director of graduate career services and student life.

Perry comes to the school from Georgia State’s University Career Services office, where she was assistant director for co-op and internships. In this role she managed internships, career… more »

Perry is New Director of Career Services

Posted On September 22, 2014 by Leena Mena, M.P.A. student

Colleen Perry, an 18-year career veteran specializing in university career services, joined the Andrew Young School in July as director of graduate career services and student life.

Perry comes to the school from Georgia State’s University Career Services office, where she was assistant director for co-op and internships. In this role she managed internships, career… more »

Georgia State University and Partner Launch New Journal for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

ATLANTA—Georgia State and Western Michigan (WMU) universities today launched a national journal that focuses on the needs of millions of families headed by grandparents. It is a free open-access online resource designed to be used by public service professionals as well as scholars.

The journal is a product of the National Research… more »

Georgia State University’s M.S.W. Program Earns No. 5 Ranking for Affordability

ATLANTA–The Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) degree program at Georgia State University’s Andrew Young School of Policy Studies has been ranked No. 5 among the Top 25 Most Affordable Master’s in Social Work Programs by the online social work education and career resource, SocialWorkDegreeGuide.com.

The affordability ranking was developed by comparing the tuition… more »

Georgia State University’s M.S.W. Program Earns No. 5 Ranking for Affordability

ATLANTA–The Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) degree program at Georgia State University’s Andrew Young School of Policy Studies has been ranked No. 5 among the Top 25 Most Affordable Master’s in Social Work Programs by the online social work education and career resource, SocialWorkDegreeGuide.com.

The affordability ranking was developed by comparing the tuition… more »