On November 19, 2018, OIEP-sponsored graduate students enrolled in the University of Maryland (UMD)-Nanjing Normal University (NNU) joint Master's degree in Criminal Justice program presented research findings to their advisor, Prof. Greg Midgette of UMD's Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice.
Presentations addressed a variety of crime trends in China, including: the influence of violent and non-violent video games on aggressive behaviors; peer support for bullied students in middle schools of Liaocheng; empirical studies of online shopping fraud victims in Yangzhou; how exposure to parental violence leads to increased levels of dating violence; effects of extralegal factors on sentencing outcomes in the Intermediate People's Court of Nanjing; and the link between sexual harassment victimization, social reaction, and psychological symptoms among university students.
Following each group presentation, Dr. Midgette offered an incisive commentary together with recommendations for additional research.
- Please see below for a selection of photographs of the student presentations.
- For more information about this joint degree program, please visit the relevant Academic Affairs page.