Dr. Tusty ten Bensel. Photo by Lonnie Timmons III/UA Little Rock Communications.

Outstanding Women of UA Little Rock: Tusty ten Bensel

In honor of Women’s History Month, UA Little Rock is featuring stories about the “Outstanding Women of UA Little Rock,” faculty, staff, students, and alumni who are serving as leaders and making a difference for the university and their communities.  

Dr. Tusty ten Bensel, graduate coordinator and associate professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at UA Little Rock, is a firm believer in using her research to make positive changes in the world.  Continue reading “Outstanding Women of UA Little Rock: Tusty ten Bensel”

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

Volunteers needed to mentor youth offenders re-entering society during 2019-20 school year

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Department of Criminal Justice is seeking student applications for a mentoring program to help youth offenders successfully re-enter society after being in the juvenile justice system during the 2019-20 school year.  Continue reading “Volunteers needed to mentor youth offenders re-entering society during 2019-20 school year”

UA Little Rock police officers

UA Little Rock’s online master’s criminal justice programs earns top rank

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s online master’s degree program in criminal justice has been ranked among the best in the country for the second time in 2019. Continue reading “UA Little Rock’s online master’s criminal justice programs earns top rank”

Tim Brown is pictured in the old bell tower in Little Rock's Centennial Park. Photo by Ben Krain.

UA Little Rock professor studies rural gangs in Mississippi

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor is shedding light on gangs in rural communities that have a connection to urban gangs in Chicago.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock professor studies rural gangs in Mississippi”

Mike Craw

Professor wins award for study showing connection between neighborhood, homeowner’s association and higher property values

Homeowners in the Little Rock area who are looking for a long-term return on their investment should look for neighborhoods with a neighborhood or homeowner’s association, according to a study by a University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor.  Continue reading “Professor wins award for study showing connection between neighborhood, homeowner’s association and higher property values”

Dr. Michael Craw and Dr. Tusty ten Bensel

Neighborhood is key factor in recidivism rates for ex-offenders in Arkansas

The neighborhood that a person recently released from prison lives in is a key factor in whether that person will eventually return to prison, according to a study by two professors at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.  Continue reading “Neighborhood is key factor in recidivism rates for ex-offenders in Arkansas”

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Volunteers needed to mentor youth offenders re-entering society

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Department of Criminal Justice is seeking volunteers for the second year of a mentoring program to help youth offenders successfully re-enter society after being in the juvenile justice system during the 2018-19 school year.  Continue reading “Volunteers needed to mentor youth offenders re-entering society”