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SPA Professorial Lecturer Jane Palmer holds her New Scholar Award.

Achievements ·

SPA’s Jane Palmer Receives New Scholar Award for Work to Address Sexual Assault

SPA Professorial Lecturer, Jane Palmer, was recently awarded the New Scholar Award by the American Society of Criminology’s Division on Women and Crime.
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SPA's Mock Trial team with the award from the 2016 GAMTI.

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Mock Trial Team Wins Prestigious National Tournament

On November 12, SPA's Mock Trial Team competed in Washington, D.C. at the H. Carl Moultrie Courthouse in the Great American Mock Trial Invitational.
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Lynn Addington speaks at the event,

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Crime, Policing, and Justice: 50 Years of Progress?

Experts from academia and law enforcement gathered on campus to review findings a 1960s commission on crime, policing and justice.
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Terrorism

Government & Politics ·

Extremist Marketing: How ISIS Recruits with Killer Messaging

SPA Assistant Professor Tricia Bacon says it’s a good time to reflect on what has and hasn’t worked to combat the war on terror - particularly in the fight that is taking place online.
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Close-up of a pro-Palestinian group gathering around a man lighting a match while being recorded on a smart phone.

Research ·

New Research Reveals Influence of Social Media on Modern Warfare

A new study reveals how international public opinion as expressed via social media can influence conflicts on the battlefield.
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Haley Hawkins, SPA/BA ’16

Achievements ·

SPA Undergrad Wins Public Service Scholarship

AU’s Washington College of Law has awarded Haley Hawkins SPA/BA ‘16 a PIPS (Public Interest-Public Service) scholarship: full tuition for the three years of law school.
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Left to right: Tofigh Maboudi, Katie Vinopal, Maya Barak

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Public Affairs Ph.D. Programs Announce Graduate Placements

Three AU School of Public Affairs doctoral students graduating this spring have accepted teaching positions at major universities across the country.
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The AU Mock Trial team celebrates its 3rd Place finish in the National Championship competition.

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American University Takes Third Place at American Mock Trial National Championship

American University’s mock trial team placed third in the nation at the National Championship Tournament held April 16-17 at Furman University in South Carolina.
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Destroyed Building

Research ·

New Study: Small Crimes Matter Big in the War On Terrorism

A recent study co-authored by SPA Professorial Lecturer Brad Bartholomew shows that outreach targeting people involved in extremist movements may reduce terrorism.
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Joseph Young has researched how terrorism prolongs civil wars.

Research ·

Spoiling for a Fight

AU professor studies the impact of terrorism on civil wars.
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