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A woman stands on Kensington Ave. in one of photographer Jeffrey Stockbridge's portraits of a community struggling through the opioid epidemic. Stockbridge's work can be found at kensingtonblues.com.

In Search of Answers to the Opioid Epidemic

A dean’s seminar hosted by Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences presented a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives on the root causes and the potential solutions to the opioid epidemic.
The students outside of Norway's Halden prison.

A Life-Changing Visit to a Revolutionary Scandinavian Prison

For 10 days last winter, a small group of Drexel students toured prisons and courthouses in Norway and Sweden to learn how a focus on restoration and rehabilitation creates a radically different criminal justice system.
Robert L. Listenbee, Stoneleigh Visiting Fellow

Robert Listenbee Joins Drexel's Juvenile Justice Research and Reform Lab

After serving as Administrator of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) under the Obama Administration, Robert L. Listenbee, Esq., will return to Philadelphia as a Stoneleigh Foundation Visiting Fellow.
Larry Krasner

Q&A: Drexel’s Anil Kalhan on Philadelphia DA Candidate Larry Krasner 

Larry Krasner won last week’s Democratic primary for Philadelphia district attorney on the back of a progressive platform and his status as an outsider to the prosecutor’s office. DrexelNow asked Anil Kalhan of the Thomas R. Kline School of Law what to expect if Krasner wins the general election.
Drexel professor Cheri Brooks, center, alongside Courtney Boyd, left, and John Pace.

Ex-Inmates Visit Drexel University Class on Crime and Justice

Professor Cheri Brooks brought to class a pair of recently released men who were given mandatory sentences of life without parole as teenagers, inviting a discussion on crime, punishment, retribution and rehabilitation.
Thomas R. Kline moderates a debate among the eight candidates to be Philadelphia's next district attorney.

Crowded District Attorney Field Debates Reform at Kline School of Law

The eight candidates vying to be Philadelphia’s next elected district attorney offered their views on the ways to fix an office marred by scandal and a criminal justice system in need of new ideas.
Drexel criminology student Alli Scott.

A Criminology Student Ready to Turn Theory Into Practice

Drexel senior Alli Scott’s classroom and field experience has her set for a career as a crime analyst where she can focus on the root of the problems facing high-crime neighborhoods. But her post-graduation plans don’t stop there — she sees a nonprofit in her future.
The U.S. Supreme Court

Trump’s Legal Picks: What You Need to Know

President Donald Trump’s nominees for U.S. attorney general and U.S. Supreme Court justice have attracted significant attention in recent weeks. DrexelNow spoke with two constitutional law professors to assess their expectations for Jeff Sessions and Neil Gorsuch.
College of Arts and Sciences student Alli Spiller enjoyed eating cinnamon buns, a popular national treat, while on co-op in Sweden.

Making the Most of Drexel Connections and Swedish Culture

Psychology student Alli Spiller recently returned from a research co-op in Sweden that she created using Drexel connections and financial support.
Milton Huston, and his great-grandniece, Elizabeth Peckham

A Legacy of Paying It Forward

Eighty-one years ago, Marjorie Barker Gallagher graduated from Drexel thanks to the generosity of her uncle. His only request was that she promise to send someone else to college instead of paying him back. That legacy continues this year, when Marjorie’s granddaughter Elizabeth became the family’s second Drexel graduate.
New research by Drexel University and Arizona State University reveals that the burst of electricity from a stun gun can impair a person’s ability to remember and process information.

Taser Shock Disrupts Brain Function, Has Implications for Police Interrogations

New research from a first-of-its-kind human study by Drexel University and Arizona State University reveals that the burst of electricity from a stun gun can impair a person’s ability to remember and process information. In a randomized control trial, participants were subjected to Taser shocks and tested for cognitive impairment. Some showed short-term declines in cognitive functioning comparable to dementia, raising serious questions about the ability of police suspects to understand their rights at the point of arrest.
Jordan Hyatt (L) will evaluate the body camera initiative under SEPTA Police Chief Thomas Nestel III (R). Photo credit: Elizabeth Peckham.

Drexel Criminology Professor to Evaluate SEPTA Body Camera Initiative

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) recently announced that its transit police officers have been equipped with body cameras. The initiative, which is intended to strengthen relationships with the public and provide valuable evidence for investigations, will be evaluated by Jordan Hyatt, JD, PhD, an assistant professor in Drexel University’s Department of Criminology and Justice Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences.