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Waid-Lindberg to deliver April 11 Honors Council Lecture

Courtney Waid-Lindberg, assistant professor of criminal justice at Bemidji State University, will deliver an Honors Council Lecture on what measures can be taken to ensure young adults and college students feel safe in a world where social media is a large part of their daily routines.

Waid-Lindberg’s presentation, “Fear of Crime and Punitive Attitudes Among College Students: A Review of the Research,” will be held April 11 at 7 p.m. in Hagg Sauer 112 on the Bemidji State campus.

Honors Council Lectures are open to the public free of charge.

Waid-Lindberg received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Kentucky, her master’s in criminal justice from the University of Alabama and her doctorate in criminology from Florida State University.

Her current research interests include historical perspectives of correction practices, the culture of control, the subculture of prison, school crime, issues in juvenile justice processing, punitive attitudes of the public, and the fear of crime.

The Honors Council Lecture Series is hosted by the Bemidji State University Honors Council. The council is the advisory group to the honors program comprised of 12 faculty members from each of the University’s colleges. Student representatives are also elected to the council by their cohorts for one-year terms.

For more information about the Honors Council Lecture Series, please contact the honors program at (218) 755-3984.

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