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UMaine Sociology Instructor Wins National Award

UMaine adjunct sociology faculty member Michael Rocque has received the Outstanding Student Award from the Division on People of Color and Crime at the American Society of Criminology.

The award recognizes outstanding student research on race, ethnicity, crime and justice. The award was based on a paper by Rocque, “Racial Disparities in the Criminal Justice System and Perceptions of Legitimacy: A Theoretical Linkage,” recently published in “Race and Justice,” the official Journal of the American Society of Criminology, Division on People of Color and Crime.

Rocque is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in criminology and criminal justice.

He received the award Nov. 17 in San Francisco.

Contact: Michael Rocque, (207) 581-2380

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