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Justin Medina

Justin Medina joined the faculty in the fall of 2015 after successfully defending his dissertation, “The correlates of post-sentencing adjustments to supervision length within a local probation and parole agency” at Temple University. His research interests include the relationship between context, place, neighborhoods and community corrections, police, and other criminal justice related outcomes. He is especially interested in collaborating with students on these topics. He has been published in Violence and Victims and he presented his work at the American Society of Criminology and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.

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Graduate School 101: A Professor’s Answers to Common Questions

Posted by Justin Medina on Nov 17, 2016 1:43:26 PM

The decision to attend graduate school can be stressful and it occurs during a time when students are making other important life decisions, such as deciding where to live and what type of career to pursue.  As a professor, I made this same decision and went through the graduate school experience myself.  I’ve also advised and written recommendation letters for many criminal justice students applying to graduate programs.  So, these are pointers from my experience that are intended to help you decide if graduate school is right for you.  What I’ve noticed throughout the years is that students frequently ask several common questions.  My intention here is to help reduce your stress about the graduate school decision by addressing these frequently raised questions. 

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