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Ilma Jahic publishes study in Aggressive Behavior

Ilma Jahic, graduate student in the Department of Sociology, recently published a study titled, “Psychopathy and Violent Video Game Playing: Multiple Associations in a Juvenile Justice System Involved Sample,” in the journal Aggressive Behavior. Violent video game playing is a consistent risk factor for aggression, but research on its psychopathology and trait underpinnings are primarily … Continue reading Ilma Jahic publishes study in Aggressive Behavior

Ramesh Balayar and Robert Mazur: Women’s decision-making roles in vegetable production, marketing and income utilization in Nepal’s hills communities

Women in rural Nepal are increasingly interested in vegetable production and marketing (VPM) to earn income. Such innovative behavior conflicts with traditional patriarchal socio-cultural norms and is still relatively rare. Constrained by limited economic opportunities, smallholder households are increasingly under pressure to meet livelihood needs. In depth interviews, focus group discussions and field observations reveal … Continue reading Ramesh Balayar and Robert Mazur: Women’s decision-making roles in vegetable production, marketing and income utilization in Nepal’s hills communities

Leana Bouffard receives Outstanding Mentor Award

Leana Bouffard, chair of the Department of Sociology, has received the Outstanding Mentor Award from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. This award honors outstanding mentors who, during the course of their career, have made a significant contribution to the professional development of graduate students and junior faculty members in criminal justice.

Shannon Harper publishes study in Feminist Criminology

Shannon Harper, assistant professor of sociology, has published a study titled “Courting Justice: Tracing the Evolution and Future of Domestic Violence Courts (DVCs)” in the journal Feminist Criminology. Her research reviews the etiology and history of specialty courts for intimate partner violence, discusses the common programming components implemented by courts nationwide, and provides an assessment … Continue reading Shannon Harper publishes study in Feminist Criminology

Shawn Dorius earns grant to advance substance use recovery

Shawn Dorius, associate professor of sociology, and his team of researchers have received a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to advance substance use recovery in the Iowa. In this project, the researchers provide scientific support to the Iowa Department of Public Health as it works to advance substance use … Continue reading Shawn Dorius earns grant to advance substance use recovery