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  • Criminal Justice Faculty Welcome William Parkin

    April 17, 2012

    William Parkin joins the Criminal Justice Department in September. His research and scholarship focus on the mass media and the criminal justice system, ideologically motivated violence, and victimization.

    Parkin, who has taught at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, received a Terrorism Research Award from the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism. He is currently working on a project that examines media coverage of terrorist attacks across the globe.

    Parkin's recent scholarship includes “American terrorism and extremist data sources and selectivity bias: An investigation focusing on homicide events committed by far-right extremists,” with S. Chermak, J. Freilich, and J. Lynch, in the Journal of Quantitative Criminology (2012); and “Immigration and Homicide in Contemporary Europe,” with R. Belli, in Handbook of European Homicide Research: Patterns, Explanations, and County Studies (2011).

    The College of Arts and Sciences, the largest college in Seattle University, offers two undergraduate degrees and a Master's degree in criminal justice. Seattle University is one of only seven programs in the United States to receive certification from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.


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