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School of Criminal Justice Appoints New Dean

As you may or may not be aware, President George M. Phillip recently announced the appointment of Dr. Alan J. Lizotte as the new Dean of UAlbany’s School of Criminal Justice. Dr. Lizotte has served as the interim dean of the School since last July. Additionally, Dr. Lizotte has been the executive director of the School’s Hindelang Criminal Justice Research Center since 2003, and has been a member of the Center’s board since 1986.

Dr. Lizotte is a nationally recognized leading authority on gun use and violence, criminology, and juvenile delinquency. His areas of specialization focus on Statistics and Quantitative Research Methods, Patterns of Firearms Ownership and Use, Juvenile Delinquency, and Victimization. He received his master's degree and Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Illinois and his bachelor's in sociology from Brown University.

As a founding member and co-principal investigator of the Rochester Youth Development Study, Dr. Lizotte’s work produced over $25 million in grants over the past twenty years. In 2003 he received the American Society of Criminology's Michael J. Hindelang Award for the Most Outstanding Contribution to Research in Criminology, and in 2009, received UAlbany's President's Award for Excellence in Research and UAlbany's Graduate Student Association's Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Development.

Dr. Lizotte served from 2004 to 2007 as an executive counselor of the American Society of Criminology. Locally, he is currently a member of the City of Albany's selection committee, and is involved in its search for a new chief of police.

Dr. Lizotte has written several books and numerous journal articles and book chapters throughout his illustrious career, many of which are owned by the UA Libraries:

Lizotte, Alan J, et al. Gangs and Delinquency in Developmental Perspective. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003
Dewey Library / HV 6439 U52 N74 2003

Krohn, Marvin D., Alan J. Lizotte, and Gina Penly. Hall. Handbook on Crime and Deviance. Dordrecht: Springer, 2009
Dewey Library / HV 6025 H278X 2009

Lizotte, Alan J., Trudy L. Bonsell, David McDowall, Marvin D. Krohn, and Terence P. Thornberry. “Carrying guns and involvement in crime.��? In Crime and Justice at the Millennium: Essays by and in Honor of Marvin E. Wolfgang. Robert A. Silverman, Terence P. Thornberry, Bernard Cohen, and Barry Krisberg (eds.), Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 145-158.
Dewey Library / HV 6025 C69 2002

McCluskey, Cynthia Perez, Marvin D. Krohn, Alan J. Lizotte and Monica L. Rodriguez. “Early substance use and school achievement: An examination of Latino, White, and African American Youth.��? Journal of Drug Issues, Vol. 32, pp. 921-944. Full-Text available through the Academic Search Complete database.

Beth Bjerregaard and Alan J. Lizotte. "Gun ownership and gang membership." Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, Vol. 86, No. 1, (Fall), pp. 37-58. Full-Text available through the Academic Search Complete database.

Alan J. Lizotte, Marvin D. Krohn, James C. Howell, Kimberly Tobin, and Gregory J. Howard. “Factors influencing gun carrying among urban males over the adolescent-young adult life course.��? Criminology, Vol. 38, No. 3, August, pp. 811-834. Full-Text available through the ProQuest Criminal Justice Periodicals Index database.

If you would like more information about Dr. Alan J. Lizotte and his appointment as the new Dean of the School of Criminal Justice, you can visit the homepage for the School of Criminal Justice, the Official News Release announcing his appointment, and the Alan Lizotte Profile within the website for the School of Criminal Justice.

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