USF College of Behavioral & Community Sciences                                   October 31 - November 6, 2016

Criminology Professor Receives Award

Michael Lynch, PhD, has been awarded the 2016 Gilbert Geis Lifetime Achievement Award for Scholarship by the American Society of Criminology, National White Collar Crime Research Consortium (NWCCRC). The NWCCRC is part of the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), founded in 1978, and reorganized into the NW3C in 1992. NW3C has more than 5,000 members globally, partners with several federal and state agencies, and provides access to white collar crime investigation training in several areas (e.g., financial crime, cybercrime, intelligence analysis) and a White Paper series. Federal partners include: the Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

CBCS Hosts Discussion on the Effects on Incarceration on Offenders, Families & Communities

Experts from the University of South Florida and across the nation recently took part in a discussion hosted by USF's College of Behavioral & Community Sciences, on the effects of high levels of incarceration on offenders, their families and communities, at the University Area Community Development Corporation. Speakers at the October 28th event included, Mark Mauer, Executive Director of the sentencing project in Washington D.C.; Jamie Fader, a national expert on youth re-entry post-incarceration; Chris Simmons, a USF faculty member and expert on prison reform; and Carla Stover, a USF professor and developer of the evidenced-based practice "Fathers for Change." Read more...

SW Celebrates 40 Years

The School of Social Work recently held its 40th Anniversary Breakfast Celebration. There were over 150 alumni, community partners, faculty, staff and students present to celebrate the School's 40 years of social work education. The Executive Social Work Panel discussed the essential values, skills and knowledge social workers need to be effective today. The School of Social Work looks forward to 40 more years of engaging, educating and empowering others to make a difference in the individuals, families and communities we serve.


Proposal Deadline Extended for Conference

The proposal deadline for the 30th Annual Research & Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, & Young Adult Behavioral Health has been extended to Friday, November 4th. This is your chance to be a part of this important conference focused on cutting-edge research and best policy practices for child, adolescent, and young adult behavioral health. More information and an online proposal application form is available here.

Generational Learning in the Workforce Seminar
The CBCS Office of Human Resources will be sponsoring a seminar on Generational Learning in the Workforce facilitated by Michele Norris of Navigen Leadership. With today's workforce being made up of Boomers, Millennials, Gen Xers, and Gen Yers it's imperative that we understand the differences in how we communicate, learn, and work in order to be effective and reach our goals. Ms. Norris is a highly sought-after speaker and trainer with over 25 years of experience in the fields of human resource management and leadership experience. She is a graduate of USF and well-known business leader in the Tampa Bay region. Recently, she was the keynote speaker at the annual AAC Community Breakfast.

Thursday, November 3, 2016
MHC 1621 G
3:00 - 4:30pm
Seating is limited, so please RSVP to: Your registration will be confirmed.
Criminology Research Series Presentation

CommuniqueMichael Gottfredson, PhD, will present "Self-control, Crime and Public Policy: Evidence from Basic and Applied Research" on Friday, November 4, 2016 at 10:00am in MSC 3711. Dr. Gottfredson is a Professor of Criminology, Law & Society of the University of California, Irvine. His research and teaching specialties are theories of crime and delinquency and the criminal justice system. He has published numerous books and articles in the professional literature about the causes of crime and crime policy. He has frequently consulted with state, county and federal governments concerning criminal justice policy.

SAS Presentation and Round Table

CommuniqueCharlotta Nilsen, MS, will present "The Role of Midlife Work Stressors in Health and Aging" on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 12:00pm in MHC 1506. Charlotta is a Doctoral student at the Aging Research Center, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. She holds a master's degree in gerontology and bachelor's degree in public health science with a focus on gender, epidemiology, and health economics. Charlotta's research focus is psychosocial work environment, in particular work stressors and a variety of coping mechanisms in late midlife related to health and mortality in older adulthood.

CBCS In the News

In murder cases, mothers turn in sons
Greeley Tribune
"These are law-abiding people, pro-social people," said Kathleen Heide, professor of criminology at the University of South Florida. "And besides doing the right thing, the parents often want to get their children help."


Project Leo providing free trackers for families with children who have autism
ABC Action News
Her family just added an extra layer of security, a new tracking bracelet. It's thanks to Project Leo, a partnership between USF's Center for Autism and Related Disabilities and the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.


Tampa Bay doctor discusses domestic violence
Doctor Wesley Jennings specializes in domestic violence prevention and says there are many reasons why people stay in a bad relationship.

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