Accomplishments: Department of Criminal Justice

January 21, 2020
Chris R. Cochran, Yong-Jae Lee, Jay J. Shen (all Health Care Administration and Policy), Ji Won Yoo (Medicine), and Seong-Min Park (Criminal Justice), along with Pearl Kim, '19 PhD Public Health, and Sungyoun Chun, a former visiting international scholar in Health Care Administration and Policy, published an article on "Trends and Associated Factors of Use of Opioid, Heroin, and Cannabis among patients for Emergency Department Visits in Nevada: 2009-2017." Lee is a current visiting ...
December 13, 2019
Pearl C. Kim, Chris R. Cochran, Sungyoun Chun and Jay J. Shen (all Health Care Administration and Policy), Ji Won Yoo (Medicine), and Seong-Min Park (Criminal Justice) recently published an article on "Trends and Associated Factors of Use of Opioid, Heroin, and Cannabis among Patients for Emergency Department Visits in Nevada: 2009–2017" in the journal Medicine.  Kim is a graduating Ph.D. student who will be recognized as an Outstanding Graduate at UNLV's winter commencement. Chun is a visiting...
September 19, 2019
Pearl Kim, Jay Shen, Hee-Taik Kang, Dong-Hun Han (all Health Care Administration and Policy), Seong-Min Park (Criminal Justice), Georgia Dounis (Dental), Tsigab Bahta, and Ji Won Yoo (both Medicine), along with Sung-Youn Chun, Jinwook Hwang, and Yong-Jae Lee, published an article, "Dissociation Between the Growing Opioid Demands and Drug Policy Directions among the U.S. Older Adults with Degenerative Joint Diseases," in the journal Medicine.  This study examined temporal trends of orthopedic...
August 28, 2019
Emily Salisbury (Criminal Justice) has been appointed by Gov. Steve Sisolak to serve a two-year term as a member of the Nevada Sentencing Commission. The commission is responsible for advising the Legislature on proposed legislation and make recommendations with respect to all matters relating to the elements of Nevada's criminal justice system which affect the sentences imposed for felonies and gross misdemeanors. The commission also is responsible for evaluating the effectiveness and fiscal...
February 27, 2019
Romeo Jackson (Student Diversity and Social Justice), Elizabeth Macdowell (Law), Emily Troshynski (Criminal Justice), and marriage and family therapist Jane Heenan facilitated a Social Justice Conversation on the topic "Gender Diversity and the Law."
February 27, 2019
Emily J. Salisbury (Criminal Justice) provided expert witness testimony this month to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights during its public briefing to evaluate civil rights of women in prison, including deprivations of women’s medical needs that may violate the constitutional requirement to provide adequate medical care for all prisoners; disparate custody and needs classification compared to incarcerated men; implementation of the Prison Rape Elimination Act; and the sufficiency of programs...
February 8, 2019
Seong Park (Criminal Justice) recently published two articles. With collaborator Yongoh Hong (Korean Institute of Criminology), he published the article, "The Effect of Economic Inequality on Individual Violence in South Korea: A Comparative SEM Analysis of Relative Deprivation Theory and Strain Theory." Published in the Journal of Korean Criminological Association, it examines the effect of income inequality on individual violence in South Korea. In the peer-reviewed journal Race Ethnicity and...
January 29, 2019
Shon M. Reed and M. Alexis Kennedy (Criminal Justice) recently published an article with two collaborators, Andrea Cimino and Michelle Decker of Johns Hopkins University, in Child Abuse & Neglect.  The article,  "Friends, Family, and Boyfriends: An Analysis of Relationship Pathways Into Commercial Sexual Exploitation," examined the narratives of 26 human sex trafficking survivors to assess how relationships functioned as a pathway towards their exploitation.
December 4, 2018
Melissa Rorie (Criminal Justice) received the Young Career Award at the 2018 American Society of Criminology (ASC) annual meeting in November. Specifically, the award came from ASC's Division of White-Collar and Corporate Crime.The award recognizes outstanding contributions to scholarship to the broadly defined areas of white-collar and corporate crime by persons early in their professional careers. To be eligible for this award, an individual must have received his or her terminal degree no...
September 11, 2018
Jay Shen, Sungyoun Chun (both Community Health Sciences); Pearl Kim (Healthcare Administration), Seong-min Park (Criminal Justice), Haneul Choi (Honors), and Ji Won Yoo (Medicine) recently published an article, “Relationship Between Acute Hepatitis C and the Opioid Epidemic” in the American Journal of Medicine. This paper was a collaboration between UNLV and the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson. In response to the opioid epidemic across the country, this article suggests the...
February 14, 2018
Emily J. Salisbury (Criminal Justice) was awarded the 2018 GPSA Outstanding Mentor Award by the Graduate and Professional Student Association at UNLV.
November 14, 2017
Rachell Ekroos (Nursing) and Alexis Kennedy (Criminal Justice) hosted meetings with Ukrainian leaders representing government sectors, law enforcement agencies, social service providers, and non-government organizations as part of the U.S. State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program. Program alumni include 19 current chiefs of state or heads of government and 330 former chiefs of state or heads of government. Ekroos’ expertise includes the health care response to persons...