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Law school creates Center for Racial Justice and Criminal Justice Reform

The UA Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law has created the Center for Racial Justice and Criminal Justice Reform. The Center recently received approval by both the UA System Board of Trustees and the Arkansas Department of Higher Education.

The Center’s mission is to advance legal equity, access to justice, and fairness in Arkansas and the region. Bowen professors Anastasia Boles and andré douglas pond cummings co-founded the Center and will act as its co-directors. Continue reading “Law school creates Center for Racial Justice and Criminal Justice Reform”

Dr. Tusty ten Bensel, director of the School of Criminal Justice and Criminology, and Dr. Robert Lytle, the graduate coordinator for the school, will examine the context and incidence of anti-Muslim sentiment in Arkansas through a grant from the National Science Foundation.

UA Little Rock Receives Nearly $325,000 NSF Grant to Shine Light on Muslim Hate Crimes in Arkansas

Two criminal justice professors at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock have been awarded a $324,987 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to fund a three-year program to study anti-Muslim sentiment and Muslim hate crimes in Arkansas.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock Receives Nearly $325,000 NSF Grant to Shine Light on Muslim Hate Crimes in Arkansas”

UALR sign at the entrance on S. University Dr near University Plaza on January 28, 2016.

UA Little Rock’s graduate programs named to 2022 U.S. News and World Report Rankings

Several graduate programs at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock were named in the 2022 Best Graduate School rankings by U.S. News and World Report.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock’s graduate programs named to 2022 U.S. News and World Report Rankings”

Rob Williams Raffle to raise money for criminal justice scholarship

The UA Little Rock School of Criminal Justice is encouraging people to purchase raffle tickets to raise money for student scholarships. The event also serves to memorialize the contributions of Rob Williams and other fallen law enforcement officers.  Continue reading “Rob Williams Raffle to raise money for criminal justice scholarship”

Spring graduate Katie Zakrzewski is the 2020 Edward L. Whitbeck Memorial Award. Photo by Ben Krain.

Zakrzewski named 2020 Whitbeck Memorial Award winner

This year’s president of the Student Government Association not only captured the hearts and minds of the student body of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, but her impressive achievements during her UA Little Rock career also earned her the 2020 Edward L. Whitbeck Memorial Award.  Continue reading “Zakrzewski named 2020 Whitbeck Memorial Award winner”

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UA Little Rock grad dreams of helping children in the juvenile justice system

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock graduate who celebrated her 53rd birthday on the day of commencement is looking forward to a future of helping children in the juvenile justice system.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock grad dreams of helping children in the juvenile justice system”

UALR sign at the entrance on S. University Dr near University Plaza on January 28, 2016.

Criminal justice students, professors present research at American Society of Criminology

University of Arkansas at Little Rock criminal justice students presented their research on criminology topics at the American Society of Criminology conference Nov. 13-16, 2019, in San Francisco, California. Continue reading “Criminal justice students, professors present research at American Society of Criminology”