Academics

For 12 years, parents memorialized son with annual tournament for ASU scholarships

Christopher Rearley spent his life beating the odds. He was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy at age 6 and was permanently using a wheelchair by 11. By the time he started college at 18, his doctors, knowing that his breathing capacity was only 20% of normal, said he would live only months, a year at most.

That prediction didn’t hold up. He started community college, then came to Arizona State University, defying his doctors’ prognosis.

CCJ academic success specialist honored for going extra mile for military, veterans

Anthony “Tony” Bess effectively worked to make sure a student who was facing military deployment was able to complete class requirements. That go-between role, exceeding expectations in service to active military and veterans working toward degrees, helped place Bess on the ASU Pat Tillman Veterans Center Honor Roll.

Quick thinking keeps instruction going for incarcerated students in ASU's 'Inside-Out' class

The logistical challenges of teaching a class inside a state prison are complicated enough during a typical semester, let alone one that includes a pandemic.

This spring, an Arizona State University professor and a doctoral student were instructing 10 students based at the Downtown Phoenix campus, plus 10 more who happen to be men serving criminal sentences at the Arizona State Prison Complex-Florence.

Student profile: Hard work researching body-worn cameras’ effectiveness showed assistant how much he could accomplish

Three months before getting his bachelor’s degree, Quin Patterson had no desire to go to graduate school.

After studying at the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice (CCJ), part of the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions, Patterson was looking forward to completing school and possibly pursuing a career in law enforcement.

Faculty's recently published books' topics range from use of body-worn cameras to police handling protests

Several faculty members at ASU’s highly regarded School of Criminology and Criminal Justice have written recently published books on subjects ranging from the use of body-worn cameras to how police handle protest events to a look into the lives and careers of attorneys representing defendants facing the death penalty.

These books include:

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