CCJ Undergraduate Student Presents Research at National Conference

Caralin Branscum Presents Research at ACJS…

Caralin Branscum, a junior majoring in Sociology and Criminal Justice, recently co-authored a presentation with Dr. Seth Wyatt Fallik at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences annual meetings in Kansas City, Missouri. This national conference brings together approximately 2,500 academics and practitioners to address issues in the criminal justice system. Her presentation, titled “Aspects of Sexual Assault Perpetration in Criminal Investigations: A Summary of Empirical Results and Legal Standings” was made possible with support from the Counsel for Undergraduate Research, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, and Student Government at Florida Atlantic University. Branscum is a duel enrolled student at Florida Atlantic High School. The College of Design and Social Inquiry recently recognized her with the researcher of the year award. This summer, she and Dr. Fallik will continue their research with the support of a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship from the Office for Undergraduate Research and Inquiry.