• UMass Lowell Criminology and Justice Studies Chair Sheldon Zhang and Assoc. Prof. Jason Rydberg,

    Criminal Justice Faculty Aim to Prevent Labor Trafficking in Tunisia

    Faculty in Criminology and Justice Studies have won a pair of U.S. State Department grants totaling $1.9 million to evaluate the extent of human trafficking in Tunisia – and to try to stop abuses of domestic servants.
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  • Jamie Smorczewski at Fenway Park

    Student Commencement Speaker a Profile in Perseverance

    Veteran Jamie Smorczewski, a Double River Hawk who is graduating with a master’s degree in security studies, will share some of what he’s learned about persevering as the university’s 2021 student Commencement speaker.
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  • Ryan Shields shares a $1.5 million, four-year grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to study a unique approach to deterring child sexual abuse.

    $1.5M CDC Grant Will Fund Research on Intervention

    Ryan Shields, assistant professor in the School of Criminology and Justice Studies, is sharing a $1.5 million, four-year grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to study a unique approach to deterring child sexual abuse.
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  • Assoc. Prof. of Criminology Christopher Harris at UMass Lowell

    Criminology Professor: Community Policing Works

    Assoc. Prof. Christopher Harris researches policing, including early intervention programs for police officers accused of misconduct. He also works closely with police departments and communities to improve public safety.