spring colloquium series

Five speakers from across the university will be discussing their research and potential linkages to criminology and criminal justice research as part of the CCJ spring colloquium series.

All in the Family: Girls, Drugs, and the Juvenile Justice System
Friday, January 29
10 - 11:30 a.m.
Cronkite 252

Vera Lopez, associate professor, justice and social inquiry, School of Social Transformation
Lopez’s research areas include delinquency, sexuality, substance abuse, and prevention research with a major focus on adolescent girls and Latino/a youth.

Organizing Prison-University Cooperation for Prison Education
Friday, February 12
10 - 11:30 a.m.
Cronkite 252

Joe Lockard, associate professor, Department of English
Lockard is responsible for the Prison English project at ASU and teaches regularly at Florence State Prison. 

Contagion in Mass Killings and School Shootings
Friday, March 4

10 - 11:30 a.m.
Cronkite 256

Sherry Towers, research professor, Simon A. Levin Mathematical and Computational Modeling Sciences Center
Towers is a statistician who recently published findings on contagion in school shootings and mass killings.

Why Geography Matters in the Struggle for Racial Justice
Friday, March 18
10 - 11:30 a.m.
Cronkite 252

Rashad Shabazz, associate professor, justice and social inquiry, School of Social Transformation
Shabazz’s work brings together theories of race and racism, Black cultural studies, gender studies, and critical prison studies, within a methodological framework that draws on history, human geography, philosophy and literature.

Facilitators and Barriers to the Adoption of New Technologies: Evidence from the Health Care Sector
Friday, April 29
10 - 11:30 a.m.
Cronkite 256

Mac McCullough, assistant professor, School for the Science of Health Care Delivery
McCullough’s research centers on the adoption and use of evidence-based approaches to population health and health care delivery.