Sociology and Criminal Justice

Department News

"Send a Cop to College"

Dr. Mario Paparozzi was the guest speaker at the Wilmington, NC annual event, "Send a Cop to College" on Saturday, July 15, 2017.  The "Send a Cop to College" scholarships were established to encourage Wilmington Police Department officers and personnel to enroll in or return to college and earn an associate's degree at Cape Fear Community College. As well as many other local celebrities, Dr. Paparozzi was joined in attendance by Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous and New Hanover County Sheriff Ed McMahon. Both gentlemen are strong supporters ofhigher education for their departments. To view photographs from this event, please check out our "Faculty in Action" page.


Department of Sociology & Criminal Justice 2nd Annual Human Trafficking Conference - February 28, 2017

Dr. Mario Paparozzi, Professor Judith Paparozzi, and the department of Sociology & Criminal Justice hosted the 2nd annual Human Trafficking Conference on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 in the University Center Annex.  Professor Judith Paparozzi is a passionate advocate for the prevention of human trafficking, as well as educating the public on the awareness of this horrible crime.  Due to its extreme popularity, she teaches the department's "Human Trafficking & Slavery" course almost every semester, as well as during some summer sessions, online and at UNCP's Cape Fear Community College satellite location.

This year's conference featured Dr. Louise Shelley, founder/director of the Terrorism, Transnational Crime & Corruption Center (TraCCC), professor at George Mason University, and author of HT: A Global Perspective, as well as law enforcement officials actively involved in the fight against human trafficking:  Assistant Chief James D. Varrone of the Wilmington Police Department, Detective Bill Woolf, Jr. of the North Virginia Task Force & Gang Invesitgation Unit, First Sergeant Robert Grella of the Stafford County, Virginia Sheriff's Office, Special Agent Bran Moultis of Homeland Security Investigations in Cary, NC, and SSGT Adam Farnham of Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, Human Trafficking Unit.  Also participating in the conference, were the non-governmental organizations, A Safe Place of Wilmington, NC, represented by Amanda Piner, Naomi's House of Charlotte, NC, represented by Millicent Starnes, and Eastern NC Stop HT Now, represented by founder Pam Strickland.  There were also fair trade products offered for sale by Ms. Strickland during and after the conference.  Congratulations to Dr. Mario and Professor Judith Paparozzi for another successful Human Trafficking Conference. 

Human Trafficking Conference Photographs

Professor Judith Paparozzi, UNC Pembroke-Sociology & Criminal Justice Dept.

Dr. Mario A. Paparozzi, Professor & Dept. Chair, UNC Pembroke-Sociology & Criminal Justice Dept.

Dr. Jeff Frederick, Dean of Arts & Sciences at UNC-Pembroke

Dr. Louise Shelley, Founder/Director of TraCCC, professor, and author-Keynote Speaker

Assistant Chief James D. Varrone, Wilmington Police Dept., Wilmington, NC

Detective Bill Woolf, Jr.-North Virginia Task Force & Gang Investigation Unit

Fair Trade Products Table

Detective 1st Sgt. Robert Grella-Stafford County, Virginia Sheriff's Office

Erika Goodis-Lytle and Amanda Piner - A Safe Place, Wilmington, NC

Millicent Starnes, Naomi's House, Charlotte, NC

SSGT Adam Farnham, Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, Human Trafficking Unit

Special Agent Bryan Moultis, Homeland Security Investigations

Professor Judith Paparozzi's Human Trafficking students ask questions following Dr. Louise Shelley's presentation


"Crime Scene Investigation" with Professor Robert McDonnell

Professor Robert McDonnell's Criminal Investigation (CRJ 3150) class participated in processing a "mock crime scene" on February 14 & 16, 2017.  In the photographs below, you will see the scene as it was set up by Professor McDonnell in classroom 230 of Sampson Hall.  Check out our "Students in Action" section to see photographs of criminal investigation students "working the scene." News of the criminal investigation exercise was also shared in The Robesonian newspaper.  Click on the following link to the read the article and view additional photographs.  
Mock Crime Scene

The governor has appointed adjunct instructor, Rudy Locklear to serve on the state's Domestic Violence Commission.  Click here to read more.

Dr. Roger Guy's second book since coming to UNCP, When Architecture Meets Activism, was published by Rowman and Littlefield Publishing in November 2016. 
Congratulations to Dr. Guy on this achievement!  Click here for more information on Dr. Guy's book:  When Architecture Meets Activism.

"A Convict's Perspective on Hans Toch's Essay, Providing Sanctuary in New York State Prisons," co-authored by Dr. Renee Lamphere, was published in The Prison Journal, November 2016.
Dr. Lamphere's co-author, Tyrone Baker, is an inmate at Columbus Correctional Institution. Congratulations to Dr. Lamphere on this achievement! To view the article, Click Here.