Accomplishments: Department of Criminal Justice

August 21, 2020
Alexa Bejinariu and M. Alexis Kennedy (both Criminal Justice), along with Andrea N. Cimino of the School of Nursing at Johns Hopkins University, published a manuscript,  "They Said They Were Going to Help Us Get Through This...": Documenting Interactions between Police and Commercially Sexually Exploited Youth in the Journal of Crime and Justice. Funding for this project was supported by the National Institute of Justice.
July 31, 2020
Pearl Kim, Chris Cochran, Jay Shen (all Healthcare Administration), Ji Yoo (Medicine), Seong-Min Park (Criminal Justice), and former international visiting scholars Sungyoun Chun and Yong-Jae Lee published a paper, "Trends and Associated Factors of Use of Opioid, Heroin, and Cannabis among Patients for Emergency Department Visits in Nevada: 2009–2017" on Medicine. They found a steady increase in trends of opioid, heroin, and cannabis-associated emergency department visits in recent years in...
July 14, 2020
Elia Del Carmen Solano-Patricio (Public Policy and Leadership and Honors), along with Yanneli Llamas, '20 BA Criminal Justice and English, are recipients of the highly competitive and prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, awarded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. This scholarship helps U.S. undergraduate students pursue their academic studies or career-oriented internships abroad. Solano-Patricio is pursuing a major in urban...
June 23, 2020
Seong-min Park, Hong Lu, and Joshua W. Donnelly (all Criminal Justice), along with Young-oh Hong (Korean Institute of Criminology), recently published a peer-reviewed research article, "Untangling the Complex Pathways to Confidence in the Police in South Korea: a Stepwise Multilevel Structural Equation Modeling Analysis" in the Asian Journal of Criminology. Through surveying 2020 individuals, this paper examines the comprehensive pathways to the confidence in the police in South Korea. Donnelly...
May 5, 2020
Seong-min Park and Heather Monaghan (both Criminal Justice) recently published an article, "Understanding the Effects of Perpetrators’ Aggressiveness and Victim-Related Factors on Sexual Revictimization: Stepwise GLM Analysis of the 2010 NISVS" in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Through analyzing the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey data, this paper examined the effect of perpetrator-oriented and victim-oriented factors on sexual revictimizations. Monaghan is a Ph.D....
April 3, 2020
Seong-min Park, Shon Reed (both Criminal Justice), Jay J. Shen (Public Health), and Ji Won Yoo (Medicine) recently published an article, “The Effect of Marijuana Legalization on the Trajectories of Hard Drug–related Hospitalizations: A Growth Curve Analysis of the County-level State Inpatient Database in Washington, 2009–2015 ” in the Journal of Drug Issues. In response to the recent liberalization of marijuana, this paper addressed the longitudinal effect of marijuana legalization on hard-drug...
March 13, 2020
Miliaikeala SJ. Heen (Criminal Justice) is one of the 2020 recipients of the Regents' Scholar Awards. The NSHE Board of Regents recognizes students for academic achievements, leadership ability, and service contributions. A doctoral student, Heen will receive a $5,000 stipend. Heen's current research looks at reducing sexual assault and harassment in crowds (i.e., music concerts and festivals, night and day clubs, and sporting events), by examining personality factors and situational dynamics...
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."