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  • Gianna Sandelli '19, '22 does a wellness check. Sandelli works at Lowell House Addiction Treatment and Recovery

    Lowell and UML Partner on Opioid and Mental Health Grants

    The city of Lowell is working in partnership with university researchers to get people with opioid use disorder into services and out of the criminal justice system. New grants are expanding the city’s diversion efforts, including for police calls involving people experiencing a mental health crisis.
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  • Portrait of Psychology Assoc. Prof. Stephanie Block

    Professors Study Aids and Barriers to Prosecuting Child Sexual Abuse

    What are the best predictors that child sexual abuse cases will be investigated and prosecuted? Professors in psychology and criminology analyzed hundreds of cases and found that support from a child’s parent or other caregiver was the clearest factor. 
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  • UML Associate Professor of Criminology and Justice Studies Neil Shortland leads the annual National Security Seminar at The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars

    Students Learn and Intern in Nation’s Capital

    Students gain professional experience and expert education through UMass Lowell’s close partnership with The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars.
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  • 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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