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Dr. Amber Tierney’s 3-10-2020 Op Ed in Bangor Daily News

On March 10, 2020, Dr. Amber Tierney was a guest columnist for the Bangor Daily News as part of the Maine chapter of the national Scholars Strategy Network. Want to win an election? Think more like an activist. By Amber Tierney, Opinion guest column • March 10, 2020 6:00 am The race to seize the 2020 Democratic presidential […]

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Dr. Sporer Interviewed for Article in New England Psychologist

Dr. Karyn Sporer was interviewed for an article in the November 2019 New England Psychologist magazine. The article “Study identifies resiliency strategies for family members of violent patients” is co-written by UMaine Sociology alumnae Katarina Monahan. From the New England Psychologist: “Family members of people with severe mental illness and violent tendencies often feel confused and […]

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Barkan and Rocque ’05 Author New Crime Prevention Textbook

In Crime Prevention: Programs, Policies, and Practices, criminologists Steven E. Barkan and Michael Rocque present a well-rounded exploration of evidence-based policies, programs, and practices. Grounded in criminological theory and emphasizing the social, psychological, and biological roots of crime, this text presents current research, perspectives, and examples that capture the key crime prevention concepts students should understand, […]

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Michael Rocque ’05 Receives American Society of Criminology Award

Michael Rocque ’05 (left) received the Outstanding Contribution Award from the American Society of Criminology Division of Developmental and Life-course Criminology at the ASC annual conference last week in San  Francisco (Nov 2019). This award recognizes an outstanding developmental and life-course criminology book, article, or book chapter published in the previous two years (2017-2018). The award […]

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Sporer published in Journal of Qualitative Criminal Justice & Criminology

#JESUISPARIS?: AN APPEAL TO HYPOCRISY AND JUSTIFICATIONS FOR MASS CASUALTY VIOLENCE Karyn Sporer, University of Maine; Michael K. Logan, University of Nebraska at Omaha; Gina S. Ligon, University of Nebraska at Omaha; Doug C. Derrick, University of Nebraska at Omaha Abstract We draw from Sykes and Matza’s techniques of neutralization theory to interpret how Islamic […]

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Professor Sporer Recognized in various articles

Dr. Karyn Sporer’s work on coping strategies used by family members of violent children with severe mental illness was recognized in an article in the UMaine News, picked up by another website, and featured on local TV: Research examines coping strategies used by family members of violent children with severe mental illness August 12, 2019 […]

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How Lauren Crane ’17 uses Sociology in Her Work Every Day

We recently heard from Lauren Crane ’17 that in her work as a nurse she finds that having a sociology degree comes in handy every day. We asked her to expand on this and here is her response: “My name is Lauren Crane. I was fortunate enough to graduate from the University of Maine with […]

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