Any changes in the class schedule or reading assignments (including optional readings) for SOC 345will be found on this page. You will also find any listings of lectures or programs that may be of interest, meetings of relevant organizations, job announcements, etc..



Any changes to reading assignments or information about reading materials will be found here as well as other announcements.


Please note that students are not permitted to leave early for Spring or Easter break or to return late from those breaks if it causes them to miss class in CJS/SOC 345. If you miss the class just before or after those breaks, you will have to provide a doctor's note. Students who miss these classes without documented medical excuses will either be required to drop the class or to do a substantial additional assignment, at the discretion of the instructor.


Dear CJS/SOC 220 student,

The announcement below involves an extraordinary summer opportunity to do work in criminal analytics over the summer. This involves a $5000 stipend among other benefits.

Dear Colleague,

The University of North Carolina - Charlotte (UNC-Charlotte) has been awarded a Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program in the area of Crime Analytics from the National Science Foundation.  Briefly, 10 undergraduate students will be selected to work on data-driven research with faculty in the Criminal Justice and Criminology, Geography, and Computer Science Departments at UNC-Charlotte.  Among many other benefits, students will receive a $5,000 stipend and will have their housing provided on campus (see attachment for more detail).

I am writing to ask you to please share this opportunity with your undergraduate students.  The website where students learn more about the REU and apply to the program is located at:

If you or your students have questions about the program, feel free to contact:

Michael Turner, Principal Investigator

Beth Bjerregaard, Co-Principal Investigator

Matthew Phillips, Co-Principal Investigator/Project Director

Thank you in advance for sharing this opportunity with your undergraduate students!

Warm regards,

Matthew Phillips

Matthew Phillips, Ph.D. | Assistant Professor
UNC Charlotte | Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology
9201 University City Blvd | Charlotte, NC 28223-0001
Phone: 704-769-5554 | Fax: 704-687-5285



The (optional) mid-term examination in this class will be held on Monday, February 26 at 5:30 p.m. in our regular classroom (G415). You do not need to decide if you are taking that examination until that time. If you decide to take it, just show up at that time and place.


I have made an error on the syllabus and the quiz schedule. On the topic of mediation, the reading by Wall, Stark and Standifer should now be optional rather than required. However there is an additional required reading and that is : Whitehill, Webster, Frattaroli and Parker, "Interrupting Violence: How the Ceasefire Program Prevents Imminent Gun Violence Through Conflict Mediation," Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine, Vol.91, No.1, 2013. This should be on electronic reserve shortly (I hope by Wednesday afternoon, March 28). This reading and not Wall, Stark and Standifer, will be on the quiz on April 3. I apologize for the confusion.

I believe the following link will access the article by Whitehill directly if you paste this address into your browser. It worked for me. In addition the library has now placed the article on electronic reserve so you can also access it that way.



Dolphy Day

The quiz scheduled for today (Quiz 10) will be given on Thursday, April 26 and the quiz scheduled for that day (Quiz 11) will be given on Tuesday, May 1.



The final examination will be held in room 100 in the Science Center Annex.