Sociology and Criminal Justice

Department News

UNCP Goes International!

Dr. Paparozzi at the Isle of Man - Spring 2009

Following are pictures of Dr. Paparozzi, UNCP Student Jesse Moore, a Deemster from the Isle of Man, and the Minister of Home Affairs






Dr. Paparozzi delivering the closing address at a conference for the Correctional Service of Canada - Spring 2009


Dr. Robinson's class in Mexico - Summer 2008


Dr. Robinson’s class at the Fuente de la Vida (Fountain of Life) on the Gran Plaza in Monterrey, Mexico.

Dr. Paparozzi in Singapore - Summer 2008


From left to right: Ng Joo Hee, Director, Singapore Prison Service; Mr. K. Shanmugam, Member of Parliament, Singapore, Minister for Law and Second Minister for Home Affairs; Khristina Matthews, UNCP Student; Mario Paparozzi, Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice.

Dr. Spivey and students in Europe - Summer 2008




Criminal Justice Club


Members of the Criminal Justice Club on their trip to the State Bureau of Investigation's Crime Lab. Professor Godsey reports that our students asked intelligent and insightful questions of the presenters and had an enjoyable trip.

CJ Club Judge 2012

cj club 2012

Members of the Criminal Justice Club visit the United States District Court in November 2012. The picture was taken in the office of the District Court judge (pictured above).


Alpha Kappa Delta International Sociology Honor Society - 2013 Inductees

AKD 2013

SSS Presenation 2014

UNCP undergraduate students present research at regional conference

Jesenia Morales, Sonya Hunt, and Kiel Sampson presented the results of their research on UNCP Student Food Insecurity at the annual meeting of the Southern Sociological Society in Charlotte, NC on April 4, 2014.  Dr. Kelly introduced one of her former mentors, Dr. Joe R. Feagin (pictured above), renowned sociological scholar on inequalities, who gave a plenary address on liberation sociology. 


CJ Club 2014

Criminal Justice Club tour of Polk Correctional Facility, April 2014

Recruiter with students 2014

Criminal Justice students with recruitment officer from the Raleigh Police Department, October 2014


Social Involvement


Dr. Lamphere's Freshman Seminar Students Participate in Food Drive, November 2014.

Lamphere Food Bank

With help from Sociology & Criminal Justice students, Dr. Lamphere's freshman seminar class was able to donate 938 items to the campus food bank.


Scholarly Work


Dr. Roger Guy, Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice with a copy of his book, From Diversity to Unity: Southern And Appalachian Migrants in Chicago, 1950-1970.
For a review of the book, click here.




Officer Davina Buff Jones Memorial Award

A 1981 UNCP alumnus recently established the Officer Davina Buff Jones Memorial Awards in UNCP’s Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice. The purpose of the award is to remember Officer Dee Jones of the Bald Head Island (N.C.) Police Dept., who died of a gunshot wound while on duty serving the citizens of the island on Oct. 22, 1999. She was a spirited and dedicated police woman who had been in law enforcement for just under a year at the time of her death at age 33. Any police officer who gives the ultimate sacrifice should be recognized and remembered by those he/she chose to serve. She graduated with a Basic Law Enforcement Training degree from Cape Fear Community College in 1998.

Candidates for this award are required to submit a 250-500 word essay to the chair of the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice as to why Davina Buff Jones should be remembered. Two essays shall be chosen from those submitted by the candidates to determine the recipients of this award. The recipient with the highest QPA shall receive $600.00 and recipient in second place shall receive $400.00. 

Students interested may use the following book as a resource: Out With Three: The Murder and Betrayal of Bald Head Island Police Officer Davina Buff Jones. Dr. Mario Paparozzi has three copies of the book. If students are interested in this wonderful opportunity, please stop by the department office (SH 201) and arrange to borrow the book. Students will only be permitted to keep the book for seven days. This will make it possible for other students to participate.