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”

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

UA Little Rock to ‘Take Back the Night’ April 10

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is joining a nationwide effort to raise awareness of sexual violence and human trafficking by hosting the “Take Back the Night” event on Wednesday, April 10. Continue reading “UA Little Rock to ‘Take Back the Night’ April 10”

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”

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Faculty Excellence Awards by honoring 17 of its top faculty members at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, in the College of Engineering and Information Technology Auditorium.

UA Little Rock announces college-level Faculty Excellence award winners

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Faculty Excellence Awards by honoring 17 of its top faculty members at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, in the College of Engineering and Information Technology Auditorium.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock announces college-level Faculty Excellence award winners”

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”